Morphology Data of Channichthys richardsoni
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Shandikov, G.A., 2011
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is characterized by the following D1 VII-VIII, D2 31-34; A 29-32; pectoral 19-20; bony tubular plates (scales) of the dorsal lateral line 61-78 and of the median lateral line 9-23, rounded separated bony plates in the anterior part of the median lateral line 4-28, as a rule, more than 10; number of gill-rakers on the outer side of the lower part of the 1st arch 6-15. This species is further distinguished by the following: interorbital width narrow, 1.0-1.4 times in horizontal orbit diameter, 5.8-7.5 in HL and 2.0-2.4 in head height at level of middle of eye; eye moderate in size, its diameter 5.2-6.3 times in HL and 2.6-3.0 in snout length; supraorbital outer bony edges of frontals noticeably elevated; snout relatively long, approximately equal to or somewhat shorter than half the head length, 2.1-2.2 in HL; tips of jaws aligned or lower jaw slightly protruding, teeth on symphysis not visible; posterior edge of maxillary extending below 1/3-1/2 of the orbit diameter; a row of rakers on lower part of first gill arch on the outer side of ceratobranchial; pectoral fin extending above to anus or origin of first anal fin ray; first dorsal fin high, 3.3-4.7 times in SL, second and third rays longest; fin membrane of D1 not reaching tips of longest rays, its height about 1.4-1.7 times in height of D1; dorsal fins well separated, posterior edge of D1 fin membrane not reaching first ray base of D2; interdorsal distance wide, 10.9-16.4 times in SL or 1.0-1.9 times in length of D1; bony tuberculation well developed on frontals and lacrimals, D1 flexible spines, branchiostegals, pelvic fins and on bony structures of both lateral lines; absent on maxillary and on anterior part of lower jaw (Ref. 90862).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Channichthys richardsoni

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

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 8
Soft-rays total 31 - 34
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 29 - 32

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Shandikov, Gennadiy A.
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