Morphology Data of Homatula wuliangensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Min, R., J.-X. Yang and X.-Y. Chen, 2012
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Can be distinguished by the following diagnostic characters: extremely long upper lobe of caudal fin relative to lower lobe; adipose keel developed as high and long ridge, extending anteriorly almost to posterior margin of dorsal-fin base; very closely aligned lateral bars on body, numbering more than 22 (22-26); body scaled; vertebrae 4+41- 42 (Ref. 93044).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Homatula wuliangensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 114 - 115
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 41 - 42


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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