Morphology Data of Podothecus accipenserinus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Diagnosis

Dorsal fins well forward and moderately separated; pectorals expanded, bottom 4 rays emarginate; pelvic fins reduced, in males length about equal to snout, in females half as long (Ref. 6885). Light grayish brown on dorsal surface, light yellow to orange on ventral surface; orange spot under each eye; dark saddle-like markings across back and sides; bright yellow on cirri; dusky on fins, dark blotch on posterior tip of anal fin in older individuals (Ref. 6885).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Podothecus accipenserinus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 38 - 40
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 39 - 42

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 10
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 6 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  very large , lobe-like
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  aberrant
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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