Morphology Data of Triodon macropterus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Smith, M.M., 1986
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body yellowish-brown; belly flap white except for a yellow area around a black blotch (Ref. 4419). The 2.0 cm recruit differs from the adult in the structure of its viscera, most strikingly by the presence of the very large distended stomach, lacking in the adult (Ref. 54815).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Triodon macropterus

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   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 9 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
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