Morphology Data of Nannobrachium ritteri
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Zahuranec, B.J., 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

15-16 AO photophores; 7-8 tooth patches on lower limb of second gill arch; 35-38 lateral line organs (Ref. 36121). Pectoral fins well developed with rather robust, stout rays (Ref. 36121). Nearly black to metallic blue dorsally, lighter on sides, black in mouth and gill cavity; fins dusky, marked with fine wavy lines (Ref. 6885).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Nannobrachium ritteri

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 9 - 11
on upper limb 4 - 5
total 13 - 15
Vertebrae
preanal
total 36 - 38

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 14 - 16
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 18 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  other (see remarks)
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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