Morphology Data of Proscyllium magnificum
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Last, P.R. and V. Vongpanich, 2004
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 placoid scales
Diagnosis

A slender finback catshark that is characterized by the following: second dorsal-fin apex over anal fin with its origin slightly forward of the anal-fin origin; interdorsal distance subequal to head length; snout to cloaca length more than twice (2.1-2.3 times) interdorsal distance; lower labial furrow more than twice (2.7-3.7 times) length of upper furrow; anterior nasal flaps with a greatly enlarged posterior lobe; internarial space only slightly shorter than nostril width; dorsal margin of caudal fin about twice (1.9-2 times) length of second dorsal fin; height of second dorsal fin about twice (1.9-2.1 times) height of anal fin; dorsal surface and sides with a striking color pattern consisting of numerous dark spots and blotches, some equal or large than eye diameter; white spots on body absent; monospondylous centra 38-39; total centra 140-143 (Ref. 58071).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Proscyllium magnificum

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
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

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