Morphology Data of Coelorinchus productus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section circular
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
Diagnosis

Head large; the eyes moderately large; the snout moderately long and pointed, its anterolateral margin completely supported by bone. Head ridges strong, supraoccipital scute developed, several similar single-keeled scutes follow on the nape; the underside of the head naked, except for a small patch below the preopercle angle. Body scales covered with dagger-like spinules in 3 to 5 slightly divergent rows. Light organ small, fossa narrow, extending forward immediately before the anus. Overall brownish to swarthy, silvery ventrally; the fins dusky to blackish; the mouth and gill cavities blackish.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coelorinchus productus

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 - 6
on upper limb 1 - 2
total 6 - 8
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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