Morphology Data of Choeroichthys brachysoma
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral eel-like
Cross section angular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout tube-like
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Dark brown with parallel of small black spots in series along trunk, and some white speckles (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by 10 caudal rays; rings 14 - 18 + 17 - 20; continuous superior trunk and tail ridges; inferior trunk ridge ends on anal ring; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge; no keels in scutella; length of snout 1.8-2.4 in head length; depth of snout 3.8-5.8 in snout length; head length 4.1-5.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Choeroichthys brachysoma

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 18 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 4 - 4

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 23
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
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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