Morphology Data of Careproctus atakamensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Andriyashev, A.P., 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

Pleural ribs absent. Hypural plate single, no slit. Gill slit small but reaching ventrally past 4th pectoral ray. Pectoral fin not overlapping the anal fin origin; 5 notched rays, spaced, short to rudimentary (11+5+6). Head 19.8%, preanal 31.4%, disk 6.0%. Peritoneum black (Ref. 34289).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Careproctus atakamensis

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 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 54 - 54
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 48 - 48

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  part of sucker-disc
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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