Morphology Data of Chaetodermis penicilligerus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H., 1993
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

Description: Characterized by mottled brown color with wavy brown, horizontal lines on side; origin of first dorsal spine slightly behind eye; concave dorsal and ventral profile of snout; depth of body at origin of anal fin about 1.4 in SL; scattered blunt and pointed barbs and branched fleshy skin flaps on first dorsal spine; presence of numerous large, densely branched dermal flaps around dorsal and ventral profile of head and body; small and fan-shaped pectoral fins; more or less rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chaetodermis penicilligerus

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 25 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 23 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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