Morphology Data of Neolaeops microphthalmus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout tube-like
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Dorsal contour of head with a deep concavity. Snout protruding upward. Mouth rather large, 2.6 to 2.7 times in head length; maxillary extending slightly beyond anterior margin of lower eye. Eyes very small, diameter contained .3 to 4.7 times in head length.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Neolaeops microphthalmus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 85 - 110
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 8 - 8
on upper limb 5 - 6
total 13 - 16
Vertebrae
preanal
total

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 108 - 110
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 83 - 87

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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