Morphology Data of Castleichthys auritus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Smith, D.G., 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

This species is distinguished by having the following characters: moderately elongate body; preanal length less than 40% TL; tip of tail slender and flexible, but not greatly attenuate or filiform; well developed pectoral fin; origin of dorsal slightly behind tip of appressed pectoral fin; segmented dorsal and anal-fin rays; equal jaws, rictus below middle of eye; flange present on upper lip; no papillae or plicae on skin of head; relatively large eyes; posterior nostril at mid-eye level; small teeth, not caniniform nor molariform; uniserial maxillary teeth, mandibular teeth uniserial for most of length (Ref. 76855).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Castleichthys auritus

Lateral Lines 1 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 36 - 36
total 128 - 128

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

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 )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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