Morphology Data of Dinematichthys iluocoeteoides
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs protruding genital papilla (m)
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Females possess a genital pore (Ref. 34024). Males possess a pair of blade-like major claspers that lies just within the lateral wall of the clasper chamber (Ref. 51044).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Description: Characterized by yellow to reddish color; eye 2.2-3.3% SL; depth of body at anal fin origin 16.3-21.4 (mean 19.3)% SL; anterior nostril high on snout, about half distance from lip to anterior rim of eye; two pairs of small pseudoclaspers; outer, broad based; inner with two lobes; presence of preopercular pore; small embedded scales on cheeks, opercle and occiput covers head; snout tip with cirri (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dinematichthys iluocoeteoides

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 19
preanal 10 - 12
total 41 - 45


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 75 - 88
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 59 - 69

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   21 - 26
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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