Morphology Data of Parmaturus albimarginatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Séret, B. and P. Last, 2007
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales

This scyliorhinid catshark is characterized by the following: a soft body with velvet-like

skin of large tricuspidate denticles; color plain pale to medium brown; posterior margins of the dorsal, caudal and anal-fins are distinctly white-edged; upper and lower anterior caudal fin margins with pronounced caudal crests, the denticles on crests are greatly enlarged; teeth are mainly tricuspidate with greatly elongate median cusps, in 92 rows in both jaws; the first dorsal fin is slightly behind middle of back, the pelvic fins slightly in front of mid-body, prepelvic

length 47% TL; vent at mid-length, pre-vent length 50% TL; relatively short snout, prenarial length 3.7% TL; short mouth, length 3.7% TL; short labial furrows, 1.7-2.0% TL, lower furrows subequal in length to upper furrows; head depressed and is shorter than abdomen, length 19.2% TL, pectoral-pelvic length 24.8% TL; second dorsal fin is larger than first, anterior margins of first 8.7% and second dorsal fin 10.4% TL; subterminal caudal lobe relatively small, subterminal margin length 3.3% TL, terminal margin length 3.8% TL; 43 monospondylous centra; 95 precaudal centra, 136 total (Ref. 74543).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parmaturus albimarginatus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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