Morphology Data of Ceratias holboelli
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pietsch, T.W., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
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

Branchiostegal rays: 6 (Ref. 36494).

Description: Characterized by female having single distal escal appendage, illicium length 14.5-37.8% SL; vomerine teeth (2 to 6) nearly always present in metamorphosed specimens less than 80 mm, rarely present in larger specimens; darkly pigmented proximal one-half to two thirds of escal bulb, distal portion oval in shape, proximal portion tapering into stem of illicium; single slender escal appendage arising just anterior to escal pore, occasionally with 3 short filaments on each side; escal pore at apex of bulb, usually raised on a pigmented papilla; presence of at least 1, usually 2-6 vomerine teeth in specimens less than 80 mm (Ref. 086949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ceratias holboelli

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 0 - 0
on upper limb 0 - 0
total 0 - 0
total 20 - 20


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 3 - 4
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 4 - 4

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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