Morphology Data of Chiloconger philippinensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Smith, D.G. and E.S. Karmovskaya, 2003
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

A small species distinguished by a short bluntly-rounded snout and large brown spot at origin of dorsal fin. Maxillary and mandibular teeth pointed or bluntly conical, close-set in outer series, biserial for the most of length of jaws. Intermaxillary teeth in two transverse rows. Pre-anal lateral line pores 36-39, predorsal length 18-19% TL, upper jaw 33-38% HL (Ref. 50529). Caudal fin reduced (Ref. 50529).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chiloconger philippinensis

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
preanal 40 - 43
total 113 - 115


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 229 - 252
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); confluent

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 147 - 167

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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