Morphology Data of Entomacrodus corneliae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2005
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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

Single cirrus on each side of nape; 3-6 cirri on supraorbital tentacle; upper lip margin smooth medially, lateral 1/3 crenulate; body coloration light gray-brown, 6 short paired bars along sides of body, numerous, generally longitudinal, rows of white spots and dashes; head pale brown bearing 2 oblique black striations behind eye and brown band between, dorsally with numerous dark brown dots, and dark brown lines on ventral area. Dorsal spines XIII, 13-15 (rarely 13); anal rays usually 16; lateral line terminating below second and fourth dorsal soft rays; gill rakers 16-17 (Ref. 54980).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Entomacrodus corneliae

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 13 - 15
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 16 - 17

Paired fins

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