Morphology Data of Paraliparis delphis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Stein, D.L., N.V. Chernova and A.P. Andriashev, 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral girdle with 2 round radials; chin pores almost touching, not in a pit but with thin skin fold anteriorly, interspace unpigmented; lower end of gill opening and uppermost pectoral-fin ray horizontal with pupil; opercular flap triangular with rounded end; pectoral without rudimentary rays; nephrohaemal canal present on vertebrae 5-11; HL 18% SL, preanal length 31% SL; color very dark, uniformly brownish-black, mouth grey, tongue grey-dotted, peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paraliparis delphis

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 67 - 67

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 61 - 61
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 53 - 53

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  other (see remarks)
Spines     0
Soft-rays   21 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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