Morphology Data of Epigonus chilensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Okamoto, M., 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by these set of characters: presence of a pungent opercular spine; ribs on the last abdominal vertebra; no tooth on tongue; maxillary mustache-like process blunt; a minute tubercle present on symphysis of lower jaw; pelvic-fin base posterior than a vertical from origin of pectoral fin; gill rakers 8-9 + 20-21 = 29-30; vertebrae 11 + 14; total pored lateral-line scales 51-54 (hypural end 46-49 + caudal fin 4-6); D VII-I, 8-10 (mode 9 soft rays); pectoral-fin rays 16-17; pyloric caeca 6-8; body depth 26.6-31.7 % SL; orbital diameter 12.4-14.9 % SL; lower jaw length 12.8-14.3 % SL; postorbital length 13.4-14.5 % SL; and second anal-fin spine length 18.3-21.3 % SL (Ref. 91119).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Epigonus chilensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 51 - 54
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 10
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 20 - 21
on upper limb 8 - 9
total 29 - 30
Vertebrae
preanal 11 - 11
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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