Morphology Data of Apterichtus orientalis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. McCosker, J.E. and Y. Hibino, 2015
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following characters: tail 1.8, head 12-14, and body depth 53-55 in total length; preopercular pores 3 and pores in supratemporal canal 7; conical teeth, uniserial, 9 in ethmoidal region, 1 tooth on vomer; body coloration uniform pale yellow with small brownish dots, lighter ventrally; MVF 54-132, total vertebrae 131-133 (n=2) (Ref. 101270).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Apterichtus orientalis

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
Vertebrae
preanal 55 - 55
total 133 - 133

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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