Morphology Data of Penetopteryx taeniocephalus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout tube-like
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by brownish color with dark edged white bars on head; males with white blotch surrounding 1-4 small black spots on ventral-lateral portion of third to sixth trunk rings and three black spots in vertical row on middle of most lateral trunk rings; absence of anal fin; subadult and adult without pectoral rays; 10 caudal rays; rings 18-19 + 41-43; continuous superior trunk and tail ridges; inferior trunk ridge ends at anal ring; confluent lateral trunk ridge with inferior tail ridge; length of snout 3.2-4.1 in head length; depth of snout 1.2-1.4 in snout length; head length 8.5-13.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Penetopteryx taeniocephalus

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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 27 - 30
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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