Morphology Data of Coryphopterus dicrus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Cervigón, F., 1994
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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

Pelvic frenum absent. Innermost pelvic-fin rays branched, connected to the ray of the opposite side by a basal membrane and smaller than immediately adjacent one (66 - 77% of its length). Elongate spine in the first dorsal fin absent. No spot above opercle (Ref. 52312).

Two distinct dark spots, one above other, on pectoral fin base (Ref. 26938). With numerous small brown spots, the largest a series of 6 along lower side, and small pale blue-green flecks; horizontal dark lines on head, the most prominent posterior to eye; a vertical blackish line or two blackish spots at base of caudal fin (Ref. 13442).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coryphopterus dicrus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 7
on upper limb
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 6 - 6
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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