Morphology Data of Astronesthes gemmifer
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm, 1998
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

Moderately elongate and slender. Maxillary teeth are comblike, closely spaced. Serial photophores are not broken into small groups. Luminous patches are lacking from the top of head and body (Ref. 37039). Barbel longer than the head, terminal expanded, ventral half of the bulb is darkly pigmented (Ref. 37473). Body black (Ref. 37039).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Astronesthes gemmifer

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
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 17
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 16 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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