Morphology Data of Lotilia klausewitzi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shibukawa, K., T. Suzuki and H. Senou, 2012
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

Distinguished by the following characters: dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays I, 9; pectoral fin rays 14-16; pelvic fin rays I,5; segmented caudal-fin rays 9+8, including 7+6 branched rays; upper unsegmented caudal-fin rays 5-7; lower unsegmented caudal-fin rays 5-6; longitudinal scales 46-53; transverse scales from origin of anal fin upward and forward to base of first dorsal fin 19-21; transverse scales from origin of anal fin upward and backward to base of second dorsal fin 16-18; transverse scales from origin of second dorsal fin downward and backward to base of anal fin 16-18; scales in preventral midline 2-5; circumpeduncular scales 20-22 (Ref. 90832).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lotilia klausewitzi

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 20 - 22
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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