Morphology Data of Oplopomus caninoides
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Characterized by pale grey body color with numerous small white dots and larger brown spots on head and body; row of four large ovate blotches along side at level of pectoral fin base; base of caudal fin with additional spot; united pelvic fins, well developed frenum present; rounded caudal fin, slightly shorter than HL; longitudinal scale series 28-29; ctenoid scales on body and nape; cycloid scales on prepectoral area, breast, cheek and opercle; predorsal scales about 12; 1-2 small spines on preopercular margin just above angle; depth of body 4.2-4.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oplopomus caninoides

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
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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