Morphology Data of Serrasalmus altispinis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Merckx, A., M. Jégu and G. Mendes Dos Santos, 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

distal black stripe on caudal fin; 4 supraneurals before dorsal pterygiophores; height of abdominal serrae 4.4-5.8% of SL, interorbitary distance 8.8-10.1% of SL; body depth 47.4-57.4% of SL; color of lateral body dark; humeral blotch well marked.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Serrasalmus altispinis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 78 - 85
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 30 - 30
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 8 - 11
Vertebrae
preanal
total 35 - 38

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Béarez, Philippe
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