Morphology Data of Acanthopsoides gracilentus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1998
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Dorsal-fin origin slightly in front of the pelvic-fin origin; a midlateral row of 13-30 (usually 20-25) conspicuous, black blotches; a row of 14-20 mid-dorsal blotches; irregular dots on the dorsal half of the body; a conspicuous roundish black spot at the upper extremity of the caudal-fin base and a fainter one at the lower extremity; snout length 2.1-2.7 times in head length (Ref. 27732). Eye in anterior half of head; 6 diffuse bars on caudal fin (Ref. 12693).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Acanthopsoides gracilentus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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