Morphology Data of Champsodon guentheri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nemeth, D., 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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

Ventral margin of pupil smooth, not indented by tab of iris. Maxilla not extending beyond posterior margin of eye. Premaxilla not notched lateral to symphysis. Region between pectoral- and pelvic-fin bases naked (Ref 12850).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Champsodon guentheri

Lateral Lines 2 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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 14
on upper limb 1
total 11 - 14
total 29 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 4 - 6
Soft-rays total 18 - 23
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 16 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Yap, Sheryl
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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