Morphology Data of Smilosicyopus sasali
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Keith, P. and G. Marquet, 2005
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosis: Pectoral rays 15. Numerous scales in lateral series 24-47; transverse back series 3-13; and transverse forward series 0-13; few scales in zigzag series 11-14. There is a long second dorsal fin in males and a long anal fin, a short peduncle, and a short preanal length. A first large longitudinal black band from mouth to pectoral fin and from base of pectoral fin to caudal fin, a second from eye to pectoral fin, a third one in predorsal area (Ref. 56794).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Smilosicyopus sasali

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 47
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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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