Morphology Data of Lipogenys gillii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Smith, D.G., 1997
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout sucker-like
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Tail slender and tapering to a point. Mouth inferior, small and sucker-like; upper lip with thick, pleated folds; posterior end of maxilla bent sharply downward, forming a flap-like structure; fleshy papillae on snout bordering upper lip. Teeth absent. Dorsal fin short-based, located above anus, the first 4-6 rays hard and spinous, increasing in length from front to back, the remainder soft and segmented, membrane connecting all rays except for first I-III spines. Anal fin long, extending from just behind anus to tip of tail, anterior rays spinous, posterior rays segmented, the transition gradual. Caudal fin absent (Ref. 11041). Light brown, lining of gill chamber and rim of opercular branchiostegal flap dark brown, mouth and lining of buccal cavity light yellowish tan (Ref. 37108).

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Lipogenys gillii

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 121 - 135
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 228 - 234

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 6 - 8
Soft-rays total 4 - 5
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 44 - 58
Soft-rays total 67 - 88

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     3
Soft-rays   6 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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