Morphology Data of Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by pale grey to brownish body color, often with darker brown back and diffuse, broad, midlateral brown stripe, may assume strongly mottled pattern; usually with dark brown oblong blotch on middle of upper back below anterior portion of second dorsal fin; first dorsal spine origin above posterior half of eye; second dorsal and anal fins elevated anteriorly; straight to convex dorsal profile of snout in male, slightly convex to concave in female and juvenile, absence of hump on both sexes; rounded to double emarginate caudal fin, upper lobe filamentous in male; depth of body at origin of anal fin 1.9-3.1 in SL, becoming elongate as growth increases; male more elongate than female (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos

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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 33 - 36
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 30 - 32

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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