Morphology Data of Lepidopus dubius
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin, 1993
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales scales embedded or partly/completely absent
Diagnosis

Upper head profile slightly convex, rising gently from snout to nape; posterior confluence of frontal ridges before rear margin of orbits. Orbits nearly touching upper profile, interorbital space strongly convex. Pelvic fins reduced to 1 scale-like spine and 1 - 2 tiny soft rays. Pyloric caeca 13. Color is silvery; edges of jaws and opercle blackish.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lepidopus dubius

Lateral Lines 1 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 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 91 - 96

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 83 - 89
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 48 - 53

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  other (see diagnosis)
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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