Morphology Data of Kali colubrina
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Melo, M.R.S., 2008
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

A moderate-sized species of Kali and is distinguished from its congeners by the unique dentition pattern: teeth in lateral series of premaxilla 13-22, type 4, caniniform but not developed as fangs, recurved (vs. teeth in lateral series of premaxilla seven to 22; first tooth developed as fang in K. falx and K. indica; needle-like at least in the

anterior part of dentigerous area in K. kerberti, K. normani, and K. macrura; recurved, with ventral attachment in the posterior dentigerous area in K. macrura and entire dentigerous area in K. parri); teeth in mesial series of premaxilla five to nine, not developed as fangs (vs. teeth in mesial series of premaxilla three in K. falx and K. indica; four to five in K. kerberti, three to four in K. macrura; and six to fifteen in K. parri; developed as fangs in K. falx, K. indica; K. kerberti, and K. macrodon); teeth in lateral series of dentary eight to 18, type 4, caniniform but not very elongated, recurved (vs. teeth in lateral series of dentary seven to 22, elongated in K. falx and K. indica; needle-like at least in the anterior fourth of dentigerous area in K. kerberti, K. normani, and K. macrura; with ventral attachment, recurved, in the posterior dentigerous area in K. macrura, and entire dentigerous area in K. parri); teeth in mesial series of dentary six to ten, not developed as fangs (vs. teeth in mesial series of premaxilla two to four in K. falx and K. indica; four to five in K. kerberti, six to eight in K. macrura; and seven to 19 in K. parri; developed as fangs in K. falx, K. indica; K. kerberti, and K. macrodon).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Kali colubrina

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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