Morphology Data of Aseraggodes guttulatus
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 64; anal rays 42; dorsal and anal rays branched; lateral-line scales (including those anterior to upper end of gill opening) 84; vertebrae 34; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth dorsal spine 14; body depth 2.4 in SL; head length (HL) 4.3 in SL; eye diameter 4.1 in HL; eyes close together, the vertical interorbital width 15.3 in HL; tubular anterior nostril short and broad, not reaching anterior margin of lower eye; caudal peduncle present, but very short; no prominent cirri along ventral side of head; longest dorsal ray 2.5 in HL; caudal fin 4.9 in SL; pelvic fins 7.4 in HL, the longest ray reaching just beyond base of second anal ray; color gray with dark flecks and streaks, especially on the lateral line and basal half of caudal fin (Ref. 57561).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes guttulatus

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 84 - 84


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 64 - 64
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 42 - 42

Paired fins

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