Morphology Data of Epigonus exodon
Identification keys
Main Ref. Okamoto, M. and H. Motomura, 2012
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 fusiform / normal
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: no opercular spine; no ribs on last abdominal vertebra; anteriorly projecting teeth on each side of symphysis of lower jaw; narrow tongue; presence of a shallow V-shaped tooth patch on rear two-thirds of tongue; no mustache-like process of maxillary; gill rakers 6+20-22 = 26-28; vertebrae 10+15; pored lateral-line scales 35-37 to end of hypural plus 3 on caudal fin; D fin VII-I,10; pyloric caeca 7 (Ref. 91464).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Epigonus exodon

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 35 - 37
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 3
Scale rows below lateral line 8 - 8
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 20 - 22
on upper limb 6 - 6
total 26 - 28
preanal 10 - 10
total 25 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

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