Morphology Data of Alepisaurus brevirostris
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and M.M. Smith, 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Iridescent brownish-black above, paler below; dorsal fin with horizontal row of white spots (Ref. 4059).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alepisaurus brevirostris

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 17 - 23
on upper limb 3 - 6
total 20 - 29
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 40 - 48
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 13 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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