Morphology Data of Maurolicus breviculus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Parin, N.V. and S.G. Kobyliansky, 1996
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

AC photophores 20-24, usually 22-23. First PV photophores of the right and left sides adjoining (separate in all other species) Head 30-34% SL, eye 11-13% SL, upper jaw 18-20% SL, maximum body depth well behind pectoral fin base 27-31% SL. Stomach intensely pigmented, hind portion of intestine not pigmented (Ref. 26775).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Maurolicus breviculus

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 22 - 26
Vertebrae
preanal
total 32 - 33

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   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
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