Morphology Data of Exallodontus aguanai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lundberg, J.G., F. Mago-Leccia and P. Nass, 1991
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
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished by having 2-3 rows of heavy, firmly attached conical teeth on premaxillae and dentaries; lacrimal (= infraorbital 1+2) shaped as an obtuse-angled triangle with nearly straight sides; relatively long, nearly straight-margined adipose fin (its length 2.0-2.5 in SL); short dorsal fin spine, low dorsal fin (spine length 5.6-8.6 in SL); relatively small head (head length 4.0-5.2 times in SL); small eye (horizontal diameter 3.4-5.5 times in snout length, 7.4-12.0 times in head length); neural spines of vertebrae 13 or 14 - 23 or 24 oriented 90┬░to horizontal axis of centra; supraoccipital process with a narrow median keel above somewhat concave sides, markedly angular in cross-section, slender and tapering to its peg-and-socket joint with supraneural (basal width of supraoccipital process about 2 times in length); anterior anal-fin rays broad, forming a paddle-like blade; posterior nostril ovoid, its long axis oriented transversely (Ref. 57763).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Exallodontus aguanai

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
preanal 16 - 18
total 46 - 50


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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