Morphology Data of Astrocottus leprops
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Tsuruoka, O., S. Maruyama and M. Yabe, 2008
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species possess the following set of characters: small head, its length 29-32% SL, depth

13-18% SL; barely concave interorbital space, slightly narrow, its width 4.8-7.7% HL; basal length of anal fin 38-42% SL; scales on chin and pectoral-fin rays absent, small scales scattered on ventral surface of trunk; a nuchal cirrus short; cirrus absent below lateral line; D1 IX-X (mode IX), D2 14-16 (mode 15); A 17-18 (mode 17); lateral-line scales 33-35 (mode 34); vertebrae 12 + 21-23 (mode 12 + 22) =33-35 (mode 34) (Ref. 76844).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Astrocottus leprops

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 35
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
total 33 - 35

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 9 - 10
Soft-rays total 14 - 16
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 17 - 18

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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