Morphology Data of Lycodes cortezianus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Caudal rounded but not clearly distinguished from dorsal and anal fins; pectorals large; pelvic fins much reduced (Ref. 6885). Brown to blue black on back and sides, lighter ventrally; white on scale pockets; dark above base of pectoral fins; black along anterior border of dorsal fin, on posterior parts of dorsal and anal fins, and on caudal; light margins on pectoral fins (Ref. 6885).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lycodes cortezianus

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 16 - 17
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes continuous with caudal fin
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 105 - 108
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); confluent

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 89 - 93

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  very large , lobe-like
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  aberrant
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   3 - 3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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