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Morphology Data of Triakis megalopterus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Bass, A.J., P.C. Heemstra and L.J.V. Compagno, 1986
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales
Diagnosis

Blunt snout and a large mouth with small pointed teeth; caudal peduncle short and heavy (Ref. 5578). Grey with numerous black spots which may be sparse or absent in some specimens; new born pups with fewer black spots compared to adults (Ref. 5485); white below (Ref. 5578).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Triakis megalopterus

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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 0 - 0
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark)

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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