Morphology Data of Apionichthys seripierriae
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Ramos, R.T.C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features flatfish
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Uniformly brown background coloration without blotches and 6 dark, very narrow stripes along trunk, 3 stripes above and 3 below lateral line; scale margins are also darker than in other congeneric species; elongate body shape, small eye (5-6% HL) and a wide, variable interorbital space (200-300% of eye); absence of scales on the interorbital space and presence of a gill opening on both sides of the head (Ref. 49504).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Apionichthys seripierriae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 73 - 84
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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal 7 - 8
total 39 - 40

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 69 - 78
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 51 - 58

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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