Morphology Data of Chesnonia verrucosa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
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

Dorsal fins touching or nearly so; caudal rounded; anal long based and rather low; pectorals broad, lower 4 to 6 rays thickened and not joined by membrane as far as their ends; pelvic fins reduced (in males, long pelvic fins reaching as far as the origin of the anal fin) (Ref. 6885). Dark gray or brown on upper surface, paler beneath, the line of demarcation very clear on head; some individuals with 6 or more dark saddle-shaped markings over back and extending on sides; dorsal fins with dark bands following free margins on fins; longitudinal dark coloring follows rays of caudal fin, especially at distal ends; rows of dark spots on rays of pectorals, and a bright orange spot in its center; dark spots on eyeballs more abundant on upper part (Ref. 6885).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chesnonia verrucosa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 37 - 40
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
on upper limb
total 35 - 37


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 9
Soft-rays total 6 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 10 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  very large , lobe-like
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  aberrant
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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