Morphology Data of Allocyttus verrucosus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Scott, T.D., C.J.M. Glover and R.V. Southcott, 1974
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking eyes
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section angular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes other (see diagnosis)
Type of mouth/snout other (see diagnosis)
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales

Adults blackish black in color; prejuveniles silvery, back greenish with large grey blotches that disappears at about 12 cm (Ref. 6548).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Allocyttus verrucosus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 83 - 91
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 19 - 22
on upper limb 5 - 6
total 24 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 5 - 8
Soft-rays total 28 - 33
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 26 - 31

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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