Morphology Data of Aseraggodes corymbus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and P. Bartsh, 2007
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D 72-75 and A 52-59; all rays unbranched; lateral-line scales 70-75; lateral line on ocular side of head with 3 short branches; vertebrae 38; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 9-10; body is slender, depth 2.75 in SL; caudal peduncle absent; head short, 5.1 in SL in length; eyes small, the eyeball diameter 7.6 in HL; tubular anterior nostril is short, broad, and not tapering; longest dorsal ray 1.55 in HL; caudal fin 4.15 in SL; ocular-side pelvic fin anterior to blind-side fin; pelvic fins are joined by a membrane posteriorly and to base of genital papilla; pelvic fins short, just reaching first anal ray, 2.2 in HL, alcohol preserved color of ocular side light brown with groups of small dark brown spots and short lines forming large indistinct dark blotches in three series: dorsal, midlateral, and ventral; fins are pale yellowish except for a few posterior dorsal and anal rays with a basal dark brown streak (Ref. 7578).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes corymbus

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 38 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 72 - 75
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 52 - 59

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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