Morphology Data of Salanx chinensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Liang, S., 1991
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 more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Diagnosis

Slim and long body, straight in the back and stomach. Head looks like a triangle from the top. Smooth body without scale, only male has a line of thin scales (around 18) near the origin of the caudal fin. A line of black spots located along the side of the stomach, starting from the origin of the pectoral fin till the origin of the caudal fin. White opaque body (Ref. 33336).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Salanx chinensis

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 10 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 26 - 29

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   10 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Mao, Dazhi
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