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Morphology Data of Amblyrhynchichthys micracanthus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2004
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Distinguished from its only congener, Amblyrhynchichthys truncatus, in possessing a more truncate snout (straight vs. gently rounded lateral profile), shorter dorsal spine (15.5-25.7% SL vs. 26.7-29.9), smaller eye when similar-sized individuals of larger than ca. 7 cm SL are compared (28.7-34.9% HL vs. 32.7-36.3) and fewer gill rakers (34-37 vs. 39-40) (Ref. 55878).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblyrhynchichthys micracanthus

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 34 - 37
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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