Morphology Data of Uropterygius nagoensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by pale brown color with large dendritic, interconnected dark brown spots forming coarse reticular pattern; irregular white band across interorbital space; body depth at gill opening about 24-25 in TL; rudimentary fins; anus anterior to middle of body; preanal length 2.1-2.2 in TL; gill opening on upper third of side; without lateral-line pores anterior to gill opening; slender and sharp teeth in four rows in upper jaw, three rows in lower, teeth progressively longer medially and depressible inner rows; medial row of intermaxillary with two extremely long and slender canines; three progressively smaller vomerine teeth in single row (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Uropterygius nagoensis

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 136 - 138

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 Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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