Morphology Data of Argyropelecus affinis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Badcock, J., 1984
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance different morphology in juveniles and adults
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features light organs
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Diagnosis

Scales deciduous; swim bladder well developed, gas-filled, euphysoclistous; branchiostegal rays 10, 3 on epihyal; post-abdominal spines (iliac) short, equal in length; abdominal keels shallow (Ref. 4739).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Argyropelecus affinis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 0 - 0
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 0 - 0
Scale rows below lateral line 0 - 0
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only) absent
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 13
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 18 - 20
Vertebrae
preanal
total 38 - 41

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes other
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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