Morphology Data of Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ida, H., P. Sirimontaporn and S. Monkolprasit, 1994
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 ctenoid scales

Preserved body color, uniformly yellow with no marks on body and fin. Small pelvic fin 3-4% of SL; segmented rays. Scales on upper edge of opercle absent. Large eyes, 5-6% SL; 1/4 of HL. Lachrymal large, 5.3-5.6% SL;1/4 of HL (Ref. 39393).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 109 - 117
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 12 - 13
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 21 - 23
on upper limb 7 - 8
total 62 - 63


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 48 - 51
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 23 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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