Morphology Data of Uranoscopus sulphureus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
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
Diagnosis

Recognized by the black first dorsal fin (Ref. 48636). Body with distinctive black spots. Respiratory valve inside lower jaw with a thread-like brownish appendage and several long filaments around is base. Upper edge of opercle ascending backward. Posterior nostril a slit-like pore or with a very low tubular valve. First dorsal fin with V spines (last one rudimentary). Only 1 basipterygial process. No cirrus on eye (Ref 42788).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Uranoscopus sulphureus

Lateral Lines 1 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   
Ventral  
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Yap, Sheryl
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