Morphology Data of Oxyurichthys auchenolepis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pezold, P.L. and H.K. Larson, 2015
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + 1,12; A I,13; single row of upper jaw teeth; fleshy tongue is rounded; upper lip is constricted; callus-like cornification usually present on the dorsoposterior surface of orbit; anterior nares are not darkly pigmented; without spots on gular membrane beneath preopercle or anterior process of quadrate; without dark spots on scales of trunk;absence of prominent blotches, vertical bars or basicaudal spot present on trunk; with membranous crest on nape which may be covered with scales; scales are ctenoid laterally on trunk posterior to middle of first dorsal fin, cycloid anteriorly; prepelvic region is fully scaled; lateral scales 52-72; the first dorsal fin low, spines of appressed fin do not reach posterior to 5th second dorsal-fin element; pectoral-fin rays 21-25; pelvic fins dusky, not barred or mottled (Ref. 103856)..

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oxyurichthys auchenolepis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 52 - 72
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 13 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   21 - 25
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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