Morphology Data of Pseudocyttus maculatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Karrer, C., 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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

First dorsal spine longer than second dorsal spine. Opercles fully scaled (Ref. 27159).

Female adult chocolate brown in color with darker fins; prejuveniles silvery with numerous dark spots of various sizes which become larger with age (Ref. 6548).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudocyttus maculatus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 98 - 110
Pored lateral line scales 98 - 119
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 20 - 28
Vertebrae
preanal
total 40 - 43

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 5 - 7
Soft-rays total 33 - 36
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 31 - 34

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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