Morphology Data of Chelidonichthys kumu
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C., 1986
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

Olive or brownish in color, becomes red when stressed; lower half of the inner part of pectoral fin with large black blotch surrounded by numerous pale spots (Ref. 9771).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chelidonichthys kumu

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 70 - 80
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 8 - 10
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 33 - 35

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 10
Soft-rays total 15 - 16
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 14 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Casal, Christine Marie V.
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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