Morphology Data of Ungusurculus collettei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Schwarzhans, W. and P.R. Møller, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species possess the following characteristics: D 76-78, A 54-61, D/A 25-27, V in D 2.2; vertebrae 12+29=41; anterior nostril at 1/6 the distance from upper lip to aggregate distance to anterior margin of eye; 2 pairs of free pseudoclaspers, the outer pseudoclasper wing-shaped with broad base and distally widened supporter with strong anterior hook (covered by ligament), the inner one is stalked, with slightly widened base and distally bifurcate

claw-like with 2 strong outwardly directed spines; cheek with 5 scale rows on upper part and 3 rows on lower part; no upper preopercular pore; otolith compressed, its length to height is 1.8, with undivided short sulcus, its centre anterior of centre of otolith and inclined about 5°, with otolith length to sulcus length 2.25 (Ref. 76869).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ungusurculus collettei

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 14 - 14
preanal 12 - 12
total 41 - 41


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 76 - 78
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 54 - 61

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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