Morphology Data of Sigmops ebelingi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Watson, W., 1996
Appearance refers to Male; Female
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

Distinct from closely related species in having a much greater distance between ventral and anal fins, a correspondingly larger number of photophores in the ventral and lateral series.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Sigmops ebelingi

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 11 - 12
on upper limb 8 - 8
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 43 - 46

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 12 - 14
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 26 - 29

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   9 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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