Morphology Data of Neonesthes capensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Gibbs, R.H. Jr., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features light organs
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Diagnosis

Body black in color, often iridescent (Ref. 3982). Teeth in jaws uniserial, very short, spine-like, about equally spaced (Ref. 559). Snout shorter than eye (Ref 559). Anal fin with many rays; its base long, more than twice that of dorsal (Ref. 559). Gill rakers much attenuated, numerous, close together (Ref. 559).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Neonesthes capensis

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 no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 12
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 22 - 28

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   6 - 9
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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