Morphology Data of Citharichthys stampflii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Desoutter, M., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features flatfish
Body shape lateral
Cross section flattened
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal

Diagnosis: flat and asymmetric body; both eyes on left side of body, except in reversed individuals; hind margin of preopercle free and visible with naked eye; dorsal and anal fins lacking spinous rays; dorsal fin originating above or before dorsal eye; caudal fin separate from dorsal and anal fins; single lateral line on eyed side, absent or camouflaged on blind side (Ref. 81290).

Description: body depth 45-50% SL; HL comprised three times in SL; interorbital space narrow and slightly concave; hind end of maxilla extending to below centre of eye; body covered with cycloid or weakly ctenoid scales; gill rakers long and slender (Ref. 81290).

Colouration: eyed side brown, with dark spots along dorsal and anal fins; white spot at base of caudal fin, as well as on upper and lower caudal-fin rays; dorsal and anal fins with series of dark spots; blind side entirely whitish (Ref. 81290).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Citharichthys stampflii

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 46 - 50
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 14 - 17
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 80 - 87
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 59 - 65

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Geelhand, Dimitri
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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