Morphology Data of Gigantactis watermani
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 203-231% SL; five pairs of large distal escal filaments; 12-26 proximal filaments centered on anterior margin of escal bulb; absence of escal papillae; short dentary teeth (longest 2.5-2.6% SL), arranged posteriorly in four longitudinal series (Ref. 86949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gigantactis watermani

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 5 - 6
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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