Morphology Data of Coelorinchus sheni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chiou, M.-L., K.-T. Shao and T. Iwamoto, 2004
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

Snout relatively long, length about 2.5 in HL, with blunt tip and anterolateral margin incompletely supported by bone. Suborbital ridge with 2 rows of thick, stout, modified scales. Orbit large, about 2.0 in snout length. Mouth large with rictus more than 2/3 length of upper jaw. Opercular opening is far forward, with a free fold across isthmus. Underside of head scaled. Nasal fossa fully scaled. Body scales large, with 5-7 sharp, divergent rows of spinules. The light organ is small with a short and slender blackish streak. There are numerous prominent saddle markings on body; dusky triangular marking anteriorly on isthmus (Ref. 54421).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coelorinchus sheni

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 41
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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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