Morphology Data of Aphyodite grammica
Identification keys
Main Ref. EsguĂ­cero, A.L.H. and R.M. Castro, 2017
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Aphyodite grammica can be diagnosed from other species of the genus Aphyodite by having 30-32 longitudinal scales (vs. 26-29). It further differs from A. apiaka by having 9-10 predorsal scales (vs. 7 or 8), 14-16 dentary teeth (vs. 11-13), i10 or i11 pectoral rays (vs. i12), and by the sensory canal of the first infraorbital shorter than half length of the bone (vs. sensory canal of the first infraorbital longer than half length of the bone); and from A. tupebas by possessing tricuspid teeth in the premaxilla and dentary (vs. only conical teeth), and five longitudinal scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line (vs. four) (Ref. 116757).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aphyodite grammica

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 6 - 8
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 11 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 22 - 22
preanal 14 - 15
total 31 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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