Morphology Data of Brycinus ferox
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Hopson, A.J. and J. Hopson, 1982
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

It has sharply pointed fang-like teeth and a muzzle-like prognathous snout (Ref. 53378). Pale fawn with silvery scales, darker on the dorsal surface (Ref. 53378). Both lobes of the caudal fin marked with red chromatophores on the lower lobe (Ref. 53378). The dorsal surface is lightly patterned with melanophores in preserved specimens, heavier in a band on the middorsal line (Ref. 53378). Characteristic patches of black pigment are present on the snout, on the lower jaw and on the mid-lateral portion of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 53378). Distal margin of caudal fin with broad edging of black pigment (Ref. 53378).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Brycinus ferox

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
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 Boden, Gert
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