Morphology Data of Pareiorhaphis azygolechis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pereira, E.H. and R.E. Reis, 2002
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 clearly convex
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Rictal barbel coalesced with the lower lip in a complex and ornamented fringe; slender pectoral-fin spine, thinner than pelvic-fin spine; lateral process of cleithrum developed above the origin of pectoral fin; mature males have short hypertrophied odontodes on margins of head hidden by big fleshy lobes (Ref. 42856).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pareiorhaphis azygolechis

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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