Morphology Data of Careproctus pellucicauda
Identification keys
Main Ref. Stein, D.L., 2012
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following: vertebrae 53, pectoral fin rays 25, caudal fin rays 10; lanceolate teeth; 2 chin pores, well separated; long pectoral fin, about 34% SL, slightly more than 150% HL, reaching beyond anal fin origin, dorsalmost pectoral fin ray with large irregular triangular base extending ventrally to partially cover base of second ray; no pleural ribs; posterior third of body unpigmented (Ref. 92437).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Careproctus pellucicauda

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 53 - 53

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 47 - 47
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 40 - 40

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   25 - 25
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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