Morphology Data of Crystallodytes cookei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 36-39; A 34-38; pectoral rays 10-11; pelvic rays I,5; caudal-fin rays branched; scales only along the lateral line; lateral line descending gradually from the upper end of the gill opening to the lower edge of caudal peduncle, 54-57 pored scales; body depth 12.6-15.0 in SL; a series of cirri on the side of the lower lip; origin of anal fins below 4th or 5th ray of the dorsal fin; colouration - whitish to pale gray with 11-12 edged, yellow brown spots dorsally on body which appear as short triangular bars when viewed from the side, the side of the body usually has a narrow blackish stripe, radiating from eye are narrow brown bars (Ref. 86689).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Crystallodytes cookei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 54 - 57
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 36 - 39
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 34 - 38

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Yap, Sheryl
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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