Morphology Data of Phenacobius catostomus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Phenacobius catostomus can be distinguished by having the following characters: body very long, cylindrical; lips as in suckermouth minnow, P. mirabilis; eyes high on head, directed upwardly; back dark gray-brown; upper side light brown; silver sheen over dusky stripe along side; 56-69 scales on lateral line; 15-19 scales around caudal peduncle (Ref. 86798).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Phenacobius catostomus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 56 - 69
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 15 - 19
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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