Morphology Data of Heteroconger taylori
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001
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 circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Sometimes yellow with black spots; diameter to about 20 mm (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by yellowish to white color; head, body and fins with bold pattern of black spots; origin of dorsal fin well anterior to gill opening; predorsal length 10.2-12.1% of preanal length; preanal length 37.3-38.6% of TL; depth of body at gill opening 32.8-38.4% of head length (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Heteroconger taylori

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 60 - 64
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 168 - 172

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 414 - 453
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 227 - 292

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Santos, Kristine
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani, 17.10.00, php script by rolavides, 13/03/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17