Morphology Data of Dysomma dolichosomatum
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ho, H.-C., D.G. Smith and K.A. Tighe, 2015
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: no pectoral fin; dorsal-fin origin about 0.8-1 HL behind gill opening, predorsal length 16.5-19.1% TL; anus posterior, about 1.5 time of HL behind gill opening, preanal length 23.3-28.6% TL; trunk long, trunk length 14.3-17.7% TL; 2 intermaxillary teeth; upper jaw with 2 irregular rows of small blunt teeth; vomer with 2 or 3 (mainly 3) compound teeth; lower jaw single row of 4 or 5 small compound teeth followed by 1 or 2 irregular rows of small blunt teeth; short cirri on surfaces of chin and jaws; head pores: IO 4, SO 3, M 6 (1 with 7), POP 1, AD1, F 0, ST 0; lateral-line pores are large, prepectoral 5 or 6, total 9-11, the last at slightly beyond the gill opening posteriorly; MVF 18-27-153, total vertebrae 146-156 (Ref. 106136).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dysomma dolichosomatum

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
total 146 - 156


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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