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Morphology Data of Channichthys mithridatis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shandikov, G.A., 2008
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is made distinct by the following characters: interorbital width narrow, 6.3-7.7 times in HL, 1.2-1.7 shorter than horizontal orbit diameter; large eyes, orbit 4.5-5.6 times in HL and 2.1-2.7 in snout length; posterior edge of maxilla extending below 1/2-2/3 of the orbit diameter; a row of rakers on lower part of 1st gill arch on the outer side of ceratobranchial; first dorsal fin very high, 2.9-4 times in SL, with 2nd or 3rd spine longest; fin membrane of D1 not reaching tips of longest spines; well separated dorsal fins, posterior edge of D1 fin membrane not reaching 1st ray base of D2; rounded bony plates usually absent from anterior part of median lateral line; tuberculation on frontals and on anterior dorsal spines very faint or absent, absent on maxilla, dentary and branchiostegals (Ref. 80896).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Channichthys mithridatis

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
preanal 23 - 25
total 55 - 58


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 6 - 9
Soft-rays total 32 - 34
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 30 - 32

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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