Morphology Data of Congresox talabonoides
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body robust and eel-shaped; mouth very large, with gape reaching well beyond eye; dorsal fin inserted before gill-openings, 57-68 fin-rays before level of vent; pectoral fins relatively small, about 4 times in head length; lateral line pores before level of anus 41 or 42 (Ref. 4832).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Congresox talabonoides

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 132 - 135

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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