Morphology Data of Argentinolycus elongatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Matallanas, J. and C. Corbella, 2012
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongated and depressed neurocranium; parasphenoid wing is broad and without dorsal ramus projecting above ventral base of trigeminofacialis foramen; articulating frontal and parasphenoid; enlarged pterosphenoid; intercalar very small and set posteriorly; separate frontal bones, the frontal corner tapering; parietals meet in dorsal mid-line; small supraoccipital, with exoccipital narrowly articulating posteriorly; sphenotic excluded from parietal by frontal and pterotic; posterior ramus of hyomandibula is elongated; well developed palatopterygoid series; ectopterygoid overlap both anterior and dorsal surface of quadrate; ceratohyal-epihyal juncture with bone interdigitating along its entire length; 6 branchiostegal rays; 7-8 suborbital bones, its canal with 6 pores; no posttemporal ventral ramus; scapular foramen enclosed, scapula with well developed posterior strut; postcleithrum present; vertebrae asymmetrical, 22-24+62-69 = 84-90; well developed oral valve; gill slit extending ventrally to slightly below lower end of pectoral-fin base; absence of interorbital or occipital pores and commissure across parietals; suborbital pores along ventral ramus (6+0); nasal pores 2; only postorbital pore 4; lateral line mediolateral complete; no pyloric caeca; pelvic-fin membranes excised at tip; presence of scales, palatine and vomerine teeth (Ref. 90127).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Argentinolycus elongatus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

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