Morphology Data of Johnius pacificus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Sasaki, K., 2001
Appearance refers to Male; Female
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Eye small, 11 to 16 % of head length; snout bluntly rounded; no barbel on chin; teeth differentiated into large and small in both jaws; gill rakers slender, about half the length of gill filaments at angle of arch, 10 to 13 on lower limb. Second anal spine long, stiff, 45 to 54 % of head length. Scales on head and throat cycloid (smooth). Swim bladder hammer-shaped, with about 12 pairs of arborescent appendages along its sides, the first entering head and sending a palmate branch to the front of the pectoral arch. Sagitta (large earstone) with a tadpole-shaped impression, the head of which has its long axis lying obliquely to that of sagitta and the tail expanded and deepened as a hallow cone connected with the head by a narrow groove.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Johnius pacificus

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 10 - 13
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 25 - 29
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
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