Morphology Data of Enchelyurus ater
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2005
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

Fewer than 50 incisiform teeth in each jaw; large canine on sides of both upper and lower jaw; absence of head cirri; dorsal fin unnotched; dorsal and anal fins fully confluent with caudal fin; coloration dark brown to black, occasionally with faint reticular or barred pattern; numerous small, uneven brown spots on head; yellow paired fins. Dorsal rays modally 2; anal rays modally II, 19; pelvic spine hidden; segmented caudal rays 14, unbranched (Ref. 54980).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enchelyurus ater

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 extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 8 - 10
Soft-rays total 20 - 24
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 18 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
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