Morphology Data of Coelorinchus braueri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Iwamoto, T., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior

The head is large; the eyes also large; the snout conical. Head ridges strongly demarcated with coarse scute-like scales; underside of the head scaled. The body tapers posteriorly from the first dorsal-fin spine insertion. Light organ short, narrow, extending to about midway between anal fin origin and pelvic fin insertion. Swim bladder weakly bilobate anteriorly, with 4 retia mirabilia. Caudal fin absent. Overall color is pale brown, the fins are darker; mouth and gill cavity linings gray to blackish.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coelorinchus braueri

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 1
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 5 - 7
on upper limb 1 - 2
total 7 - 9


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 112 - 114
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 105 - 105

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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