Morphology Data of Aseraggodes magnoculus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2005
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 67-72; anal rays 51-53; dorsal rays branched except anterior 16-24 rays; anal rays branched. Lateral-line scales 71-76, including 7-8 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening. Vertebrae 36; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 10. Body depth 2.45-2.5 in SL; head length (HL) 4.15-4.3 in SL; eye diameter 3.95-4.2 in HL upper eye overlapping about anterior one-third to one-half of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, the vertical distance separating eyes about one-third to one-sixth eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. Very fine cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with ventral edge of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.4-1.45 in HL; caudal fin rounded, its length 3.9-3.95 in SL; pelvic fins 1.8-2.0 in HL; the tip of the longest ray reaching base of second or third anal ray. Ocular side in alcohol light yellowish brown with 3 rows of dark brown blotches, one row below base of dorsal fin, one above base of anal and pelvic fins, and one with two largest blotches well-spaced on lateral line; other brown markings mainly vertically elongate, some enclosing small irregular areas of ground color; fins pale yellowish except for faint dark blotches along base (Ref. 57560).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes magnoculus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 71 - 76
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
total 36 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 67 - 72
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 51 - 53

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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