Morphology Data of Polyipnus inermis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Borodulina, O.D., 1981
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Three equidimensional spiny rays present on the posttemporal spine. In front of the dorsal fin is a long, pigmented protuberance, reaching to the median line of the body. Photophores in the anal series few, 8-9. A wide gap equal to the length of the group of subcaudal photophores present between the anal and subcaudal photophores. Spiny scales absent on preanal, anal and subcaudal photophores. Trunk relatively deep body; caudal peduncle narrow (Ref. 26037).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Polyipnus inermis

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 23 - 26
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 16 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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