Morphology Data of Uropterygius micropterus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. McCosker, 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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Drab yellow or brown in color, overlain with a web-like network of dark thin lines (Ref. 3257).

Description: Characterized by body depth at gill opening about 23 in TL; rudimentary fins; preanal length 2.2 in TL; gill opening at about middle of side; jaws with two rows of teeth, close-set and recurved outer row, inner row about twice as long; four median intermaxillary teeth, progressively longer posteriorly; conical vomerine teeth in single row (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Uropterygius micropterus

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 114 - 118

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
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 Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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