Morphology Data of Aseraggodes jenny
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 66; anal rays 49; lateral-line scales 77, vertebrae 34; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 11; body depth 2.35 in SL; head length (HL) 4.4 in SL; snout 2.5 in HL; eye diameter 5.55 in HL; interorbital space 6.2 in HL; tubular anterior nostril long, reaching beyond front edge of eyeball of lower eye when laid back; cirri on front of snout and ventral side of head small; no caudal peduncle; last dorsal and anal rays overlapping adjacent caudal rays; depth of caudal-fin base 1.55 in HL; longest dorsal ray 1.6 in HL; caudal fin short, 4.85 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching base of second anal ray, the longest ray 2.7 in HL; light brown, densely mottled with dark brown, with two large irregular darker brown blotches on lateral line, the posterior one in middle of lateral line, continuing as a broad irregular band ventroposteriorly to base of anal fin (Ref. 57561).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes jenny

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 77 - 77
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 34 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 66 - 66
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 49 - 49

Paired fins

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