Morphology Data of Ariosoma multivertebratum
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Karmovskaya, E.S., 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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosis: The head and belly of this species is dark; margins of dorsal and anal fins black; pectoral and caudal fins light; dark spot on operculum. Dorsal fin originates slightly in front of the base of pectoral fin, above the 7th-10th pore of lateral line. Vertebrae 183-189; trunk vertebrae 128-132. Pores of lateral line to anus 57-62. Supraorbital canal 4, suborbital canal 7, preoperculomandibular canal 10, occipital commissure 0 (Ref. 54804).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ariosoma multivertebratum

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
total 183 - 189

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 258 - 258
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 180 - 183

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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