Morphology Data of Aseraggodes diringeri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and O. Gon, 2006
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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: Dorsal rays 68-76; anal rays 47-52; dorsal, anal, and pelvic rays are branched; lateral line scales 75-87, including about 11 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening; lateral line on ocular side projecting toward dorsal edge of upper eye; vertebrae 35-38; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 13-15; body depth 2.3-2.6 in SL; head length (HL) 4.2-4.6 in SL; snout length 2.6-2.75 in HL; eye diameter 4.5-5.8 in HL; interorbital space narrow, the least vertical width 9.0-12.5 in HL; maxilla ending anterior to a vertical through middle of lower eye; upper end of gill opening on a horizontal passing about a half orbit diameter below lower eye; tubular anterior nostril reaching cutaneous edge of lower orbit when laid back; cirri well developed on front of snout, ventral side of head, operculum along both sides of gill opening, and along edge of membranous ridges of most dorsal and anal rays; caudal peduncle present, length 7.0-10.5 in HL; caudal-peduncle depth 1.65-1.9 in HL; longest dorsal ray 1.4-1.65 in HL; caudal-fin length 3.1-3.8 in SL; pelvic-fin length 1.55-1.75 in HL, reaching base of third or fourth anal ray; color of ocular side in alcohol light brown with many small dark brown spots or short lines and three rows of larger dark brown spots (though usually no larger than eye), one row below dorsal fin, one above anal fin, and one along lateral line; rays of fins light yellowish brown with a single series of brown spots, those on some rays darker than others. Head and body when fresh with numerous small white spots (but larger than small dark brown spots); with a series of white spots, one dorsally and one ventrally on body, of equal size to dark brown spots, one between each pair of dark spots (Ref. 57561).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes diringeri

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 35 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 68 - 76
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 47 - 52

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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