Morphology Data of Homalopteroides avii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, Z.S. and L.M. Page, 2014
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

Homalopteroides avii can be diagnosed from all congeners by having a wider gape of 28.5-33.3% HL. It further differs by having the following characters: a lateral cephalic stripe; a deeper caudal peduncle; 20-22 circumpeduncular scales; 9 pelvic-fin rays; a total pectoral-fin ray modal count of 15; 43-45 lateral-line scales (Ref. 96077).

Description: Description: Dorsal fin rays iii, 7½ ; anal-fin rays i-ii, 4-5½ ; pectoral-fin rays iv-v, 7-10, i-ii; pelvic-fin rays ii, 7 (Ref. 96077).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Homalopteroides avii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 43 - 45
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 8
Scale rows below lateral line 6 - 7
Scales around caudal peduncle 20 - 22
Barbels 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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