Morphology Data of Scopelarchus guentheri
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Johnson, R.K., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking eyes
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes positioned on stalks, very prominent, or tubular
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Pigment on body limited to dark stripes dorsal and ventral to lateral line (Ref. 6601). Branchiostegal rays: 8 (Ref. 35929).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scopelarchus guentheri

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 47 - 52
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 0 - 0
on upper limb 0 - 0
total 0 - 0
Vertebrae
preanal
total 46 - 51

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 24 - 29

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     0
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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