Morphology Data of Aseraggodes cyclurus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2005
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

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 68-71; anal rays 53; most dorsal and anal rays double branched. Lateral-line scales 70-73 (including 6-7 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening). Vertebrae 36-37; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 10-11. Body depth 2.25-2.4 in SL; head length (HL) 4.65 (4.7-4.95) in SL. Eye diameter 4.65-4.9 in HL; upper eye overlapping about anterior half of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, the vertical distance separating eyes about three-fourths eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. No prominent cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with ventral edge of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.45-1.6 in HL; caudal fin rounded, its length 4.7-4.8 in SL; pelvic fins 2.2-2.4 in HL, the tip of longest ray reaching base of third anal ray. Body on ocular side mottled brown, the scale edges dark brown to black; large irregular blackish blotches, the most prominent comprising 4 below base of dorsal fin, 3 on lateral line, and 2 above posterior half of anal fin (Ref. 57560).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes cyclurus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 70 - 73
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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 68 - 71
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 53 - 53

Paired fins

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