Morphology Data of Leiuranus versicolor
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
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 circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Adults become banded with a thin white bar in the middle of each band.

Description: Characterized by bold pattern of alternating black and white bars, black bars about twice width of white bars, frequently split dorsally by narrow yellowish line; head length about 13 in TL; body depth about 46 in TL; head and trunk slightly shorter than tail; with pectoral fins; low dorsal fin, origin above middle of pectoral fin; short tube anterior nostril; posterior nostril opposite front edge of eye; projecting upper jaw beyond lower jaw; uniserial jaw teeth or irregular biserial at middle of upper jaw; intermaxillary with about nine teeth (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Leiuranus versicolor

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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