Morphology Data of Sternarchogiton zuanoni
Identification keys
Main Ref. de Santana, C. D. and R. P. Vari, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features other (see Diagnosis)
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Sternarchogiton zuanoni is diagnosed from S. labiatus in the number of total anal-fin rays (129–153 versus 156–168, respectively), the interorbital width (28.8–39.4% of HL versus 19.5–24.6%, respectively), the body depth (13.3–17.3% of LEA versus 10.3–12.0%, respectively), the coloration of the anal fin (completely hyaline versus the presence of scattered brown speckling and a dark distal margin, respectively), the form of the lower lip (unelaborated versus the presence of a prominent tri-lobed structure, respectively), and the number of rows of conical teeth on the dentary (one versus two rows, respectively). Sternarchogiton zuanoni is distinguished from S. nattereri in the number of total anal-fin rays (129–153 versus 180–198, respectively), the interorbital width (28.8–39.4% of HL versus 19.9–27.6%, respectively), the length of the caudal appendage (22.4– 30.7% of LEA versus 14.6–20.4%, respectively), and the premaxillary dentition (teeth absent versus present in some sexually dimorphic males, respectively). Sternarchogiton zuanoni is diagnosable from S. porcinum in the number of total anal-fin rays (129–153 versus 182–216, respectively), the interorbital width (28.8–39.4% of HL versus 18.8–23.9%, respectively), the head width (46.2–57.3% of HL versus 39.1– 44.6%, respectively), the orbital diameter (9.3–14.1% of HL versus 4.5–7.7%, respectively), the coloration of the pectoral and anal fins (completely hyaline versus with black margins, respectively), and the dorsal profile of the head (distinctly convex versus straight or slightly convex, respectively). Sternarchogiton zuanoni is distinguished from S. preto in the number of total anal-fin rays (129–153 versus 189– 210, respectively), the interorbital width (28.8–39.4% of HL versus 17.8–25.9%, respectively), the orbital diameter (9.3– 14.1% of HL versus 2.9–8.3%, respectively), the coloration of the pectoral and anal fins (completely hyaline versus with black margins, respectively), and the premaxillary dentition (teeth absent versus present, respectively) (Ref. 83662).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sternarchogiton zuanoni

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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