Morphology Data of Maurolicus imperatorius
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Parin, N.V. and S.G. Kobyliansky, 1996
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

AC photophores23-26, usually 24. Head 29-33% SL, eye 9.5-11% SL, upper jaw 15.5-19% SL, maximum body depth at pectoral fin base 21-24% SL. Stomach lightly pigmented, hind portion of intestine not pigmented (Ref. 26775).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Maurolicus imperatorius

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 27 - 31
Vertebrae
preanal
total 32 - 34

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
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   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
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