Morphology Data of Allenbatrachus grunniens
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by an elongate laterally compressed body; greyish, brown or blackish color; fins and body with mottled pale or dark irregular blotches; depth of body 4.4-6.6 in SL; eyes not raised above head profile; snout length is greater than eye diameter; three spines on operculum; two spines on suboperculum; gill opening extending from upper three-fourths to four-fifths of base of pectoral fin; pointed and conical teeth on jaws, vomer and palatines; anterior orbital tentacle unbranched with pointed tip (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Allenbatrachus grunniens

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 26 - 26
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 26 - 27

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 18 - 22
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 16 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   20 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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