Morphology Data of Iotichthys phlegethontis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Iotichthys phlegethontis can be distinguished by the following characters: no lateral line (rarely 1-2 pores at front); large scales (34-38 lateral); dorsal-fin origin behind pelvic-fin origin; slender peduncle; 8 anal-fin rays; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; large eye; short rounded snout; fairly deep, compressed body; color consists of olive above, black specks on back and side, gold stripe along blue side, white to yellow fins; and red-gold lower side, gold eye and anal fins in breeding males (Ref. 86798).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Iotichthys phlegethontis

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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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