Morphology Data of Squalus clarkae
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Pfleger, M.O., R.D. Grubbs, C.F. Cotton and T.S. Daly-Engel, 2018
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section angular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species possess a longer body, smaller interorbital space (equal to that of the mouth width which is 0.78-0.82 times the pre-oral length); short caudal fin; differently-proportioned first dorsal fin (interdorsal space, 24.6% to 25.8% of TL); relatively short snout; prenarial length 0.64-0.69 times mouth width and 1.32-1.59 times eye length; denticles wide, tricuspidate, overlapping, and rhomboid; caudal 'bar' present at the fork of the caudal fin; dorsal caudal lobe wide, and a broad rounded tip (Ref. 120195).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Squalus clarkae

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
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

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