Morphology Data of Paramormyrops kingsleyae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Bigorne, R., 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks Base of anal fin rays in adult males greatly expanded with thin sheets of bone (Ref. 27585).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid scales

Body depth 4.2-5.0 x SL. Eye small, 6.4-8.3 x head length. Head length 4.5-5.3 x SL. Dorsal fin base 5.8-7.0 x SL, origin behind origin of anal fin. Dorsal base to anal base ratio 0.7-0.9. Pectoral shorter than head, 1.4-1.7 x pelvic fin length. Clear brown color.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paramormyrops kingsleyae

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 58 - 68
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 10
Scale rows below lateral line 10 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
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 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 17 - 18
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 22 - 25

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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