Morphology Data of Pisodonophis sangjuensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ji, H.-S. and J.-K. Kim, 2011
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 eel-like
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is characterized by the following: origin of dorsal-fin above middle of the pectoral fin; rounded pectoral fin, not elongated, 2.6-3.5 times in head length (HL); slightly acute snout, 4.9-6.5 times in HL; upper jaw slightly longer than lower jaw, 3.4-3.7 times in HL; fleshy protrusions present before and behind the posterior nostril; minute and inconspicuous cephalic-sensory pores; supraorbital pores 1+4, infraorbital pores 4+2, preoperculomandibular pores 3+5, supratemporal pores 1+4; conical and pointed teeth in a regular row on both jaws, 2 regular rows anteriorly but 2-3 irregular rows posteriorly on vomer; prevomerine and vomerine teeth slightly separated from each other; mean vertebral formula 14/50/147: 13-14 before dorsal fin, 48-51 before anal fin, 143-153 in total (Ref. 86398).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pisodonophis sangjuensis

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 143 - 153


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark)

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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