Morphology Data of Amatitlania coatepeque
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2007
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is characterized by the following: fourth bar on side of body Y-shaped, this is formed by ventral coalescence of 4th and 5th bars; posterior end of dentigerous arm of dentary triple-spined, squarish or bluntly pointed; with double medial-loop in the gut; differs from its congeners in having a posteriad projection at dorsal corner in lower lip (vs. absent), peritoneal pigmentation is uniformly sparse (vs. uniformly dark or silvery), 5-5.5 (vs. 5 or fewer) scales from lateral line to origin of dorsal fin (Ref. 74403).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amatitlania coatepeque

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 17 - 18
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 28 - 28

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 17 - 19
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 8 - 10
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

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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