Morphology Data of Mugil longicauda
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Alvarez-Lajonchere, L., 2050
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Mugil longicauda differs from Mugil curvidens by the following: body depth (19.8-25.5% vs. 22.8-33.3% in Le); smaller head (17.8-20.2% vs. 26.2-34.2%) in SL or 5.0-5.6 vs. 2.9-3.8 times) in SL; insertion of first dorsal fin in closer to the snout tip than to the base of caudal fin in vs. equivalent; insertion of the second dorsal fin is about the middle of the anal fin vs. only slightly after the insertion of the anal fin; teeth long and their tips are upward vs. tip curved toward the interior of mouth; axillary scales only present in the pelvic fins vs. present in both paired fins; caudal peduncle is longer (6 vs. 5.3-5.6 times in SL); A III,9 vs. III,8; presence of a yellow-orange blotch on the opercula vs. absent (Ref. 101267).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Mugil longicauda

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 Capuli, Estelita Emily
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