Morphology Data of Icelinus pietschi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Yabe, M., A. Soma and K. Amaoka, 2001
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

No spines on upper posterior margin of orbit, parietal, or posttemporal; a single common opening of terminal mandibular pore just behind symphysis; a slender cirrus on base of nasal spine; uppermost preopercular spine without denticles dorsally; two dorsal scale rows originating under 1st or 2nd spine on first dorsal fin, terminating before posterior end of second dorsal fin base; scales absent on pectoral axilla; first dorsal fin moderate, anterior spines not produced; pelvic fin extending more than one-third distance to origin of anal fin (Ref. 45337).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Icelinus pietschi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 34 - 36
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 32 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  very large , lobe-like
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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