Morphology Data of Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Dawson, C.E., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral eel-like
Cross section angular
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout tube-like
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Usually with one dark band crossing opercle (Ref. 4281).

Description: Characterized by alternating dark brown to reddish and white bands; caudal fin red, white-edged with central yellow or white spot; 10 caudal rays; rings 15 - 17 + 18 - 22; discontinuous superior trunk and tail ridges; inferior trunk ridge ends on anal ring; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge; length of snout 1.4-1.8 in head length; depth of snout 10.6-20.8 in snout length; head length 3.7-4.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 20 - 26
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 4 - 4

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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