Morphology Data of Notoliparis macquariensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Andriyashev, A.P., 1994
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is characterized by the following: ventral mouth transverse; strongly reduced eyes (2.3-2.6% SL); very distinctive cephalic seismosensory pores; with coronial pore, 2 postcoronal pores, 3 pores in the temporal canal and 1 suprabranchial; head ca. 24% anteanal distance 37-38%, disk 9-10% SL; unpigmented branchial cavity and mouth, peritoneum and organs in abdominal cavity (Ref. 44814).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Notoliparis macquariensis

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 12 - 12
total 56 - 58


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 49 - 53
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; confluent

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 44 - 46

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   31 - 31
Pelvics Attributes  part of sucker-disc
Position    thoracic
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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