Morphology Data of Kuronezumia paepkei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shcherbachev, Y.N., Y.I. Sazonov and T. Iwamoto, 1992
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

12 mesial gill rakers on first arch; eight scales below origin of second dorsal fin; no bulblike swelling of light organ, anterior dermal window represented by a small scaleless area between midbases of pelvic fins; pores of sensory canals on head small but present; color gray-brown, fins dark. Pelvic fins with long filamentous ray extending to about 13th anal ray.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Kuronezumia paepkei

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 2 - 2
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 23
Pelvics Attributes  other (see remarks)
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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