Morphology Data of Paracanthocobitis canicula
Identification keys
Main Ref. Singer, R.A. and L.M. Page, 2015
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
Type of scales

Paracanthocobitis canicula can be diagnosed from all other congeners by the combination of the following characters: complete lateral line; presence of axillary pelvic lobe; male with suborbital groove; well defined, jagged dorsal saddles extending almost to lateral line; large squarish blotches, with medial ventral and dorsal notches, centered just below lateral line; round black caudal spot well below upper margin of caudal peduncle; pelvic fin with 8 rays; caudal fin with 5-7 dark bands (Ref. 102002).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paracanthocobitis canicula

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 101 - 102
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


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   13 - 13
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 )
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