Morphology Data of Glyptophidium longipes
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nielsen, J.G. and D.M. Cohen, 1986
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

Prominent head and body with an attenuate caudal part; head bones with large, thin crests; eye equal to or greater than length of snout; opercular spine broad, flat and weak; basibranchial with 2 median and a pair of tooth patches; long gill rakers on anterior arch 21 to 41 (Ref. 34024). Caudal fin rays 7-8; stem of pseudobranchial filaments dark (Ref. 34024).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glyptophidium longipes

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 25 - 26
on upper limb
total 31 - 37


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 121 - 145
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 96 - 115

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   20 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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