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Morphology Data of Anatirostrum profundorum
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ragimov, D.B., 1985
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Distinguished by the following characters: body and head elongate, narrow; leathery barbel on chin, uniform light gray with dark gray speckles (Ref. 33724); fins: D1IV, D2 I/10, A I/11, P 14-16 (14:1, 15:2,16:1), V I/5+5/I, C 13 (branched rays) (1,13,1: 2; 2,13,1: 1; 1,13,2: 1), procurrent spines dorsal 2-4 (2:1,3:1,4:2) and ventral 2-3 (2: 1,3:3); scales absent; tiny platelets and granules, knob-like with few posteriad directed spines arranged as one or several irregular transverse rows or as patch, smallest on dorsal side of the head, larger on opercle and preopercle; premaxilla and dentary with caninoid teeth in 4-5 rows medially; outer row bears largest teeth;

no large canines developed (Ref. 36191).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Anatirostrum profundorum

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 29 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 9 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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