Morphology Data of Dermatopsis greenfieldi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Møller, P.R. and W. Schwarzhans, 2006
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

This species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11-12 + 27-29 = 39-41, dorsal fin rays 64-70, anal fin rays 44-49; body with scales; eye 1.8-2.6 % SL, sharp spine on ventral maxilla positioned behind rear tip of eye; otolith with pointed posterior tip and weak postdorsal angle, it is elongate, length to height ratio 2.1-2.2, sulcus with separated colliculi (Ref. 57886); large, broad single pair of (outer) pseudoclaspers, inwardly connected to isthmus with ligament, and has 2 supporters, the anterior inclined, short, joined at base to massive and long posterior supporter (Ref. 76869).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dermatopsis greenfieldi

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
on upper limb
total 14 - 19
preanal 11 - 12
total 39 - 41


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 64 - 70
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 44 - 49

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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