Morphology Data of Chelaethiops bibie
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lévêque, C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales

Diagnosis: single nostril on each side of snout; mouth opening at level of upper border of eye; short gill rakers on 1st branchial arch; D:III,7; A:III,14-18; P:11-12; V:8 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: scale formula: 5.5/36-38/2.5;0.5-1;12; 0.5-1 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: silvery body, back slightly yellow; fins colorless; preserved specimens have a narrow, longitudinal band, particularly well visible on posterior part of body (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chelaethiops bibie

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 36 - 38
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 2 - 3
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 1 - 3
on upper limb 5 - 7


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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