Morphology Data of Ungusurculus williamsi
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 is distinguished by the following characters: D 79-85, A 59-63, D/A 24-26, V in D 2.2-2.4; vertebrae 12+30-31=42-43; anterior nostril located 1/4 the distance from upper lip to aggregate distance to anterior margin of eye; free pseudoclaspers 2 pairs, outer pseudoclasper wing-shaped with broad base and distally widened supporter without

anterior hook, while the inner pseudoclasper is short, half the length of outer one, with slightly broadened base, distally with two inwardly directed weak spines; cheeks with 4-6 scale rows on upper part and 3 rows on lower part; no upper preopercular pore; otolith compressed, its length to height is 1.9-2.1, pointed anterior and posterior tips, the latter expanded, projecting sharp postdorsal angle, short sulcus, wide with fused colliculi, its centre slightly anterior of centre of otolith, inclined about 10°, otolith length to sulcus length is 2.2-2.4 (Ref. 76869).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ungusurculus williamsi

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 13 - 15
preanal 12 - 12
total 42 - 43


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 79 - 85
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 59 - 63

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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