Morphology Data of Pareiorhaphis hystrix
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

Having 0-2 azygous preadipose plates; cleithral width 29.3-31.7% SL; presence of flap of skin on the dorsal surface of the pectoral-fin spine of mature males; adipose fin present; hypertrophied odontodes on snout of mature males delicate, usually more developed on anterior portion of snout and head margins (Ref. 42856).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pareiorhaphis hystrix

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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