Morphology Data of Entosphenus folletti
Identification keys
Main Ref. Renaud, C.B., 2011
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Adults: 17.6-22.8 cm TL; body proportions, as percentage of TL (based on 6 specimens measuring 18.6-22.8 cm TL): 12.3-14.5 prebranchial length, 9.2-10.6 branchial length, 42.7-48.6 trunk length, 28.4-32.7 tail length, 1.7-2.3 eye length and 6.6-7.8 disc length; 5.7 urogenital papilla length (percentage of branchial length in one spawning male measuring 21 cm TL); trunk myomeres, 61-65. Adult dentition: supraoral lamina, 3 unicuspid teeth, the median one smaller than the lateral ones; infraoral lamina, 5 unicuspid teeth; 4 endolaterals on each side; endolateral formula, typically 2-3-3-2, the fourth endolateral can also be unicuspid; 1-2 rows of anterials; first row of anterials, 2 unicuspid teeth; exolaterals absent; 1 row of posterials with 13-18 teeth, of which 0-4 are bicuspid and the rest unicuspid (some of these teeth may be embedded in the oral mucosa); transverse lingual lamina, 14-20 unicuspid teeth, the median one slightly enlarged; longitudinal lingual laminae teeth are too poorly developed to be counted. Velar tentacles in adults, 8-9, with tubercles; median tentacle is about the same size as the lateral ones immediately next to it; body coloration (preserved), dark brown on dorsal, lateral, and ventral aspects; lateral line neuromasts darkly pigmented; second dorsal fin pigmentation, +++; caudal fin pigmentation, +++; caudal fin shape, spade-like; oral papillae, 13.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Entosphenus folletti

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer
Modified by Hilomen, Teresa
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