Morphology Data of Bathylagoides argyrogaster
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kobylyanskiy, S.G., 1985
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Deep body, evenly narrowed toward the end of caudal peduncle. Maximum depth slightly about level of pectoral fin base for 2.37-8.15 cm specimens. Caudal peduncle short and narrow. Pectorals short, not reaching origin of dorsal fin. Radial pattern on operculum present. Gill rakers on the inner surface of epibranchial of first gill arch (Ref. 33679).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bathylagoides argyrogaster

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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