Morphology Data of Gymnothorax melanosomatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Loh, K.-H., K.-T. Shao and H.-M. Chen, 2011
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Body greatly elongate, depth at gill opening 33.2 (27.1-44.8) in total length, anus behind midbody; body and fins unpatterned, uniformly black-brown; preanal length 1.71 in TL, head length 10.30 in TL. Maxillary and dentary teeth uniserial, few in number, long and needle-like. Mean vertebral formula 6-108-207 (Ref. 88934).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gymnothorax melanosomatus

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
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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