Morphology Data of Oxyurichthys lonchotus
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 brownish grey body color with three longitudinal rows of dark brown spots on body;, upper row as double spots and middle row as large rectangular blotches; pectoral fin base covered by a large oval blackish spot; irregular dark brown bar below eye; dorsal fins joined basally by membrane; united pelvic fins, well-developed frenum present; long and pointed caudal fin, 2.4-2.7 in SL; longitudinal scale series 100; ctenoid scales posteriorly, becoming cycloid anteriorly; head, nape, prepectoral area and breast without scales; low fleshy crest from above upper end of preopercular margin to origin of first dorsal fin; depth of body 5.3-5.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oxyurichthys lonchotus

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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