Morphology Data of Aplodactylus etheridgii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Russell, B.C., 2000
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

This species is distinguished from its congeners by its distinct concave interorbital space and profile of head notched behind the eye (Ref. 86913).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aplodactylus etheridgii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 83 - 98
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 11 - 16
on upper limb 4 - 8
total 18 - 20
Vertebrae
preanal 15 - 15
total 34 - 34

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 15 - 17
Soft-rays total 19 - 20
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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