Morphology Data of Entosphenus minimus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Renaud, C.B., 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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Adults: 7.2-14.5 cm TL; body proportions, as percentage of TL (based on 58 specimens 8.0-14.5 cm TL): 11.0-17.0 prebranchial length, 8.9-12.2 branchial length, 40.3-49.1 trunk length, 27.0-34.6 tail length, 2.1-3.3 eye length and 5.0-8.6 disc length; height of the second dorsal fin, as a percentage of TL, is significantly greater in mature (4.4-6.1) versus immature adults (2.2-4.2); urogenital papilla length (percentage of branchial length in 12 spawning males 7.8-10.0 cm TL): 10.0-18.8; trunk myomeres, 59-66. Adult dentition: supraoral lamina, 2-3 unicuspid teeth, usually 3, the median one smaller than the lateral ones; infraoral lamina, 5 unicuspid teeth; 4 endolaterals on each side; endolateral formula, typically 2-3-3-2; 2 rows of anterials; first row of anterials, 3 unicuspid teeth; exolaterals absent; single row of posterials, 11-19, usually with the outermost 1-3 posterials on either side bicuspid and the internal ones unicuspid, however, 0-16 can be bicuspid; transverse lingual lamina, 17-29 unicuspid teeth, the median one slightly enlarged; longitudinal lingual laminae each with 18-25 unicuspid teeth. Velar tentacles in adults, 5-9, without tubercles; wings consisting of a single short tentacle on either side; median tentacle shorter than the lateral ones immediately next to it; body coloration (preserved) in adults darker on the upper surface and paler on the lower surface with immature adults being yellowish brown, and with mature and spent adults being brownish purple; lateral line neuromasts unpigmented; extent of caudal fin pigmentation, 25% to <75%; caudal fin shape, spade-like or rounded; oral fimbriae, 86-101; oral papillae, 7-17 (Ref. 89241).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Entosphenus minimus

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
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer
Modified by Hilomen, Teresa
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