Morphology Data of Gigantactis gibbsi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pietsch, T.W., 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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: length of illicium less than 120% SL (104-118% SL); escal bulb with short conical, spinulose, darkly pigmented distal prolongation slightly constricted at base; escal bulb with distally flattened papillae and short distal and slender proximal filaments; illicium without posterior pair of papillae; dentary teeth in posterior part of jaw in three longitudinal series; length of rays of caudal fin less than 50% SL (Ref. 86949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gigantactis gibbsi

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 6 - 6
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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