Morphology Data of Hazeus otakii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Characterized by pale greyish brown with blackish blotch at upper rear margin of gill cover, longitudinal row of five, horizontally ovate to rectangular blackish blotches with smaller white spots between on side at level of pectoral fin base, first below spinous dorsal fin and last at midbase of caudal fin; back with about five diffuse saddles and numerous dark brown to blackish spots; white streak on middle of pectoral fin; first dorsal spine of each fin and sharp; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 27; predorsal scales 7-8; ctenoid scales on body, becoming cycloid on head, pectoral fin base and prepelvic area; fully scaled cheek and opercle; depth of body 4.5-6.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hazeus otakii

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 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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