Morphology Data of Nettenchelys pygmaea
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Smith, D.G., J.E. Böhlke and P.H.J. Castle, 1981
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 eel-like
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Anterior median vomerine teeth enlarged. Posterior nostril on top of head just behind posterior margin of eye. Mature at 15-20 cm TL. Other characteristics: Color brown, slightly darker dorsally than ventrally. Lateral line pores to anus number 40-42 (Ref. 37039).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Nettenchelys pygmaea

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 40 - 43
total 220 - 250

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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