Morphology Data of Dysomma longirostrum
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 characterized by the following: with pectoral fin; origin of dorsal fin above tip of pectoral fin, predorsal length 17.9-18.6% TL; without intermaxillary teeth; snout very long, its length 25.7-32.1% HL; jaw long and slender, upper jaw length 42.0-52.1% HL; anus posterior, far behind pectoral fin, preanal length 24.0-24.3% TL; trunk is moderately long, trunk length 9.7-10.3% TL; upper jaw with multiple rows of teeth on upper jaw; multiple rows of small teeth on lower jaw, those on inner row larger than the rest; vomer with 5 compound teeth; head pores: SO 5, IO 8 (2 between nostrils, 2 below eye, 4 behind eye), M 7, POP 2, AD 1, ST 0, F 1; lateral-line pores: predorsal 11, prepectoral 3-6, preanal 20, total ca. 77 or ca. 96, the last at 2/3 HL before caudal fin; MVF 14-24-130 (holotype only); colour of body uniformly brown when preserved (Ref. 39632, 106136).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dysomma longirostrum

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 24 - 24
total 130 - 130


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 Froese, Rainer
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