Morphology Data of Symphurus hondoensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Munroe, T.A. and K. Amaoka, 1998
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features flatfish
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Distinguished from congeners by having 1-2-3 interdigitation pattern (ID) of proximal dorsal pterygiophores and interneural spines; 10 abdominal vertebrae; 14 caudal-fin rays; 105-106 scales in longitudinal series; a pigmented blind side nearly as dark as the ocular surface; and black peritoneum (Ref. 35979).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Symphurus hondoensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 105 - 106
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 59 - 59

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 111 - 113
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 95 - 95

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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