Morphology Data of Coelorinchus chilensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Head large; eyes large; snout moderately long, acutely pointed; head ridges strong, conspicuously modified. Light organ very small, scarcely visible externally as a swollen blackish area before the anus. Caudal fin absent. Color is grayish brown overall; the head dirty whitish ventrally; the fins, mouth and gill cavities blackish.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coelorinchus chilensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 1
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 7 - 11
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 107 - 110
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 95

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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