Morphology Data of Coelorinchus obscuratus
Identification keys
Main Ref. McMillan, P. and T. Iwamoto, 2009
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following characters: almost no scales on the ventral surface of the head; nasal fossa with a large scaleless area anteriorly extending to nasal ridge and ventrally to or near suborbital ridge; lacks external evidence of a light organ; anus immediately before anal fin origin; long snout, about 2.0-2.3 into head length (HL), with strong terminal scute, which is elongate ventrally, anterolateral margins not completely supported by bone; grayish brown body, no prominent marking s; narrow blackish eye ring; dusky to black lips, mouth, and gill cavities (Ref. 80968).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coelorinchus obscuratus

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

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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