Morphology Data of Cynolebias microphthalmus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Costa, W.J.E.M., 2001
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales

Males with broad basihyal. Neurocranium wide. Ventral opercular neuromasts 6-11; supraorbital neuromasts 26-30. Slightly pointed snout. Anal-fin base without scales and distal part of anal fin of males with long filamentous re rays. Dorsal-fin rays 17-19 in males, 15-17 in females; anal-fin rays 19-21 in males, 18-19 in females; caudal fin rays 30. Caudal and pectoral fin rounded. Snout gently pointed with lower jaw not elongated (Ref. 40938).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cynolebias microphthalmus

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 11 - 11
on upper limb 3 - 3
total 35 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 19
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 18 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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