Morphology Data of Hippopotamyrus ansorgii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Skelton, P.H., 2001
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosis: dorsal fin origin nearer caudal fin base than tip of snout; origin of dorsal fin behind origin of anal fin; dorsal fin shorter than anal fin; chin (mental swelling) present but feebly developed; dorsal fin with 19 rays, anal fin with 24-26 rays (Ref. 52193).

Description: scales small; body long and slender, compressed; caudal fin forked, with rounded lobes; mouth small, with small mental lobe; 7-8 bicuspid teeth in both jaws (Ref. 52193).

Coloration: usually dark brown or black (Ref. 52193), with vertical bar from dorsal origin (Ref. 52193) to anal fin in adults (Ref. 13337).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hippopotamyrus ansorgii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 67 - 72
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 0
Soft-rays total 18 - 19
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0
Soft-rays total 24 - 26

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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