Morphology Data of Antennatus analis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1989
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

Gill openings located far back near the anal fin origin (Ref. 4538).

Description: Characterized by having shades of mottled brown color; unbranched pelvic rays; illicium about twice as long as second dorsal spine, 3.7-5.0 in SL; tuft of slender filaments from fleshy base, esca; straight second dorsal spine and not broadly connected to head with membrane; straight to slightly curved third dorsal spine, 3.9-5.3 in SL; dorsal and anal fins ending at base of caudal fin; no caudal peduncle (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Antennatus analis

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 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   10 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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