Morphology Data of Astroblepus itae
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Ardila Rodriguez, C.A., 2011
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Astroblepus itae is distinguished from other congeners by the following characters: maxillary wattle reaching close to the brachial opening; pelvic fin goes beyond the anus; pre-dorsal distance does not reach the adipose spine; pectoral fin with a single radius and 10 branching radius; pre-maxillary with three and a half rows of teeth, the outermost having 7-9 conic semi-curved teeth and a bicuspid tooth in the center of the row; inferior and superior lobules of caudal fin are equal; 25 free vertebrae, the fifth cerato-brachial bone with 6 teeth in the anterior region (Ref. 93750).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Astroblepus itae

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal 25 - 25
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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