Morphology Data of Encheliophis boraborensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Nielsen, J.G., D.M. Cohen, D.F. Markle and C.R. Robins, 1999
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 oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Eel-like, moderate to shallow body depth; maxilla free and movable; cardiform teeth present; branchiostegal membranes partly or completely united; swim bladder with thin terminal membrane or bulb; lacking enlarged dentary or premaxillary fangs, dentary diastema, pelvic fins, and swim bladder rocker bone (Ref. 34024). Pectoral fins small, less than 29% head length; body thick, robust and highly pigmented (Ref. 34024).

Description: Characterized by reddish brown color, finely speckled with dark brown dots; pectoral fins about one-third head length; depth of body about 13 in TL; anal rays anterior to origin of dorsal fin; head length about 8-10 in TL; jaw teeth in bands; vomer with short conical teeth, protruding; narrow band of stout conical teeth in palatines (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Encheliophis boraborensis

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 15 - 17
total 119 - 126

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 31 - 42
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 45 - 57

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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