Morphology Data of Cynolebias griseus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Costa, W.J.E.M., 2001
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth

Wide basihyal in both sexes. Females with 1-2 black precaudal blotches. Supraorbital neuromasts 21-22. Dorsal-fin rays 20-22 in males, 17-19 in females; anal-fin rays 21-23 in males, 19-21 in females; caudal-fin rays 33-34. Caudal and pectoral fins rounded. Filamentous rays on anal fin of male lacking. Contact organs on scales of body and head of male present. Snout gently pointed with lower jaw slightly elongated (Ref. 40938).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cynolebias griseus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 14 - 15
on upper limb 5 - 5


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 22
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 19 - 23

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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