Morphology Data of Antennarius biocellatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001
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

Usually features one or two ocelli on the soft dorsal fin. Length to 14 cm (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by having variable colour, ranging from mottled tan or yellow to almost black; base of posterior dorsal fin rays with prominent pale-edged black spot; unbranched pelvic rays except posterior most bifurcate; illicium usually shorter than second dorsal spine; longitudinally folded appendage with numerous, slender filaments arising from base, esca; straight and free second dorsal spine; posteriorly curved third dorsal spine, 3.3-4.3 in SL; presence of caudal peduncle (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Antennarius biocellatus

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 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Santos, Kristine
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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