Morphology Data of Melamphaes xestoachidus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kotlyar, A.N., 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

The species is characterized by 22–23 rakers on the first gill arch, 30 vertebrae (12 abdominal vertebrae), the haemal arch of the first caudal vertebra is without a spur; D III 14–15; P 16; seven soft rays in the ventral fin; ventral fin starts from the vertical line of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin basement; the anal fin starts from the vertical line of the last ray of the dorsal fin; eight scales are on the operculum (Ref. 87971).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Melamphaes xestoachidus

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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