Morphology Data of Careproctus maculosus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Stein, D.L., 2006
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 terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Can be diagnosed from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: vertebrae 46 (8+38), pectoral-fin rays 26, caudal fin rays 9 (4/5), radials 4, round ; teeth simple, stout canines; chin pores opening in a U-shaped pit opening posteriorly; disk about 1/3 HL, its distance from anus 2.8% SL (10.5% HL); prickles absent; gill opening above pectoral base; head 22.4%; preanal fin length 40.0% SL; snout-anus 25.0 % SL (92.7% HL); and peritoneum pale (Ref. 78379).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Careproctus maculosus

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 42
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 36

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   26
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   46
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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