Morphology Data of Aseraggodes ramsaii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2005
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 69-72, branched except first 14-22 rays; anal rays 47-50, all but branched; caudal rays 18 (uppermost and lowermost two rays simple, middle 12-14 double branched); pelvic rays 5. Lateral-line scales on ocular side 86-88, including 12 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening; scales with 10-14 cteni; scales progressively shorter anteriorly on head and with fewer cteni; 2 rows of scales in narrowest interorbital space, with small scales in 4 or 5 rows extending onto median and anterior edges of eyes. Broad lappet-like cirri on ventral margin of head. Vertebrae 36; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 13- I 4 (14 in holotype). Body depth 2.4-2.6 in SL; head length (HL) 4.45-4.5 in SL; upper lip slightly overhanging lower lip when mouth closed; eye diameter 4.05-4.65 in HL; posterior edge of upper eye over middle of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, the least vertical distance separating eyes 12.3-13.3 in HL; lateral line angling upward anteriorly, directed toward dorsal edge of upper eye; ventral edge of lower eye about one-half eye diameter above upper end of gill opening. Caudal peduncle present, its length 8.1-10.8 in HL; longest dorsal ray 1.65-1.7 in HL; caudal fin rounded, 3.85-3.95 in SL. Ocular-side pelvic fin on ventral edge of body and slightly anterior to fin of blind side, the second or third ray longest, 2.3-2.35 in HL, the tip reaching to base of second or third anal rays; small scales extending nearly to dorsal-fin margin anteriorly on both sides, the scale coverage gradually reduced to fifteenth to 20th ray, and absent posteriorly. A thin membranous lengthwise ridge basally on dorsal and anal rays, disappearing posteriorly; a dark brown cirrus occasional on membranous ridges of dorsal rays on ocular side. Color of holotype in alcohol pale yellow with many small black spots and short wavy lines on head and body, that on the lateral line take the form of streaks extending from two to five scales (Ref. 57560).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes ramsaii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 86 - 88
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 36 - 36

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 69 - 72
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 47 - 50

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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