Morphology Data of Dolopichthys longicornis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pietsch, T.W., 2009
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Characterized by having escal morphology: escal bulb with small rounded, anteriorly to anteroventrally directed papilla on anterior midline and slightly larger dorsally to anterodorsally directed papilla on dorsal midline; simple and unpigmented papillae in specimens less than 98 mm, bifurcated papillae, forming shallow medial area that is darkly pigmented in specimens 98mm and larger; most specimens with 2 small unpigmented papillae placed bilaterally on dorsal surface of escal bulb near base of posterior escal appendage; compressed posterior appendage crescent shaped and approximately as long as escal bulb; darkly pigmented swollen basal part of posterior appendage in specimens 98mm and larger; presence of filaments on posterior appendage, pigmented in 159-mm specimens; teeth in lower jaw 31-286; teeth on vomer 4-10 (Ref. 86949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dolopichthys longicornis

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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 7
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 4 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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