Morphology Data of Paraliparis dewitti
Identification keys
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

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

Caudal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin deeply notched, pectoral girdle with 4 round radials, one rudimentary fenestra present; about 7 anterior epineural and epipleural ribs long, stout; chin pores in common wide-oval depression, interspace equals twice their diameter; pectoral without rudimentary notch rays; prominent costal ridge present; head 21% SL, wide (67% HL); eye diameter half interorbital width; preanal length 34% SL; color light-nut-brown, skin semitransparent, peritoneum black (Ref. 42734).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paraliparis dewitti

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 65 - 65


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 59 - 59
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 52 - 52

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  other (see remarks)
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 23
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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