Morphology Data of Mogurnda furva
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1991
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished by the following characters: dorsal rays VIII - I,11-12; anal rays I,10-13; pectoral rays 14-16; scales in lateral series 38-39; transverse scale rows 12-13; predorsal scales 20-26; postdorsal scales 11-12; gill rakers on first arch 2-3 + 8-9 = 10-12; total vertebrae 33; snout relatively elongate, concave, its length about 3.7 in head length; body depth at pelvic fin origin 23.2-23.7% of SL; color in alcohol overall dark brown, nearly black except anus and genital papilla whitish; fins blackish; juveniles (under 35 mm SL) tan to whitish with dense covering of contracted melanophores giving overall dusky coloration, fins blackish (Ref. 26739).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Mogurnda furva

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 38 - 39
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 10 - 12
preanal 15 - 15
total 33 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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