Morphology Data of Hippocampus grandiceps
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H., 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs different shape of head (f,m)
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral other
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Pectoral fin rays usually 18; trunk rings 11; tail rings 32-33; head long, 94-103% of trunk length; head angled down to near trunk (Ref. 42735).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hippocampus grandiceps

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 18 - 18
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark)

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  used for locomotion
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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