Morphology Data of Muraenichthys schultzei
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1989
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

Description: Characterized by pale greyish brown color; head length 7-10 in TL; body depth 20-30 in TL; origin of dorsal fin posterior to anal fin origin; rear margin of eye well anterior to corner of mouth; bluntly rounded snout; without pectoral fins; base of anterior nostril slightly behind tip of chin; posterior nostril outside of mouth; dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin; soft and flexible tail tip; teeth in broad bands on maxillary, dentary and vomer (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Muraenichthys schultzei

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 0 - 0
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 0 - 0

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  absent
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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