Morphology Data of Genypterus blacodes
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Nakamura, I., T. Inada, M. Takeda and H. Hatanaka, 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body pinkish yellow, marbled with irregular reddish brown blotches dorsally (Ref. 27363).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Genypterus blacodes

Lateral Lines 1 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 10 - 13
Vertebrae
preanal
total 68 - 70

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 141 - 164
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed; confluent

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 101 - 126

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 24
Pelvics Attributes  reduced to filaments
Position    jugular  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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