Morphology Data of Siphamia arabica
Identification keys
Main Ref. Gon, O. and G.R. Allen, 2012
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Dorsal rays VII+I,9; anal rays II,8; pectoral rays 15-16 (rarely 14); tubed lateral-line scales 6–10; median predorsal scales 3-4; total gill rakers 3-4 + 7-9 = 10-12; developed gill rakers 1 + 6-8; gill rakers on ceratobranchial 6-7. Body depth 2.4-2.6 in SL and body width 2.0-2.1 in the depth; eye diameter 2.9-3.25 in head length; first dorsal spine 2.5-6.4 in second spine; second dorsal spine 3.5-4.6, spine of second dorsal fin 4.0-5.2, and second anal spine 5.4-7.3, all in head length; pectoral-fin length 4.7-5.5 and pelvic-fin length 4.25-4.7 in SL; caudalpeduncle length 1.8-2.3 in distance between pelvic spine insertion and anal-fin origin. Preopercular edge with 25-35 small serrations along its posterior and ventral edge, largest serrations at angle; preopercular ridge smooth. Tip of light organ on each side of tongue bound by membrane. (Ref. 90035).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Siphamia arabica

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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