Morphology Data of Grallenia arenicola
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shibukawa, K. and A. Iwata, 2007
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

This species is characterized by the following: second dorsal-fin rays I, 7-8 (usually I, 7); anal-fin rays I, 7-8 (usually I, 7); vertebrae 10+17-18=27 (usually 10+17=27); dorsal-fin spines not elongated in either sex; second dorsal fin does not reach the caudal-fin base when adpressed, length of longest ray 14.0-17.6% of SL; length of longest ray of anal fin 8.9-13.3% of SL; scales on body extending anteriorly to just behind pectoral-fin base; weak, low pelvic frenum; length of pectoral fin 20.7-25.9% of SL; caudal-peduncle length 24.6-28.6% of SL;

cephalic sensory canals with pores C' (unpaired), D (unpaired), E and F'; orange line absent on dorsal fins (Ref. 75132).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Grallenia arenicola

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 10 - 10
total 27 - 28

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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