Morphology Data of Liparis schantarensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chernova, N.V. and M.S. Busby, 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

Anterior portion of dorsal fin comblike with tips of the first 5-7 dorsal fin rays free from membrane at their distal ends one-half to two-thirds length of ray in both males and females. Caudal fin 14-18 with 11 principal rays. Head depressed (depth 67% HL) and wide (wide 1.4 depth). Small mouth with cleft extending to vertical below nostril. Small eyes, 14.5% HL. Short gill slit, 1.7 time eye diameter; extending ventrally in front of pectoral fin ray 1 or 2. Widely-spaced chin pores. Body not humpbacked, with nearly horizontal dorsal profile. The dorsal and anal fins overlap caudal fin 1/6 to 1/5 of its length. Peritoneum pale (Ref. 40963).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Liparis schantarensis

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
total 39 - 40


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 33 - 35
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 26 - 28

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   30 - 32
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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