Morphology Data of Ammodytoides kanazawai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shibukawa, K. and H. Ida, 2013
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species differs from its congeners in having the following set of characters: dorsal-fin rays 50; anal-fin rays 23; pectoral-fin rays 16; pored lateral-line scales approximately 107-108; gill rakers 5?21; vertebrae 34?26?60; head length 23.7% of SL; operculum scaleless; anterior interorbital pores opening at tip of a short branch of supraorbital canal; supratemporal commissure of lateral canal with 3 pores; numerous fine black dots on dorsal- and anal-fin membranes after the 18th and 3rd rays, respectively (Ref. 93272).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ammodytoides kanazawai

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 107 - 108
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 21 - 21
on upper limb 5 - 5
preanal 34 - 34
total 60 - 60


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 50 - 50
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 23 - 23

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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