Morphology Data of Platyberyx mauli
Identification keys
Main Ref. Stevenson, D.E. and C.P. Kenaley, 2013
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: teeth on jaws not numerous, small, bristle-shaped, and weak (mobile) and these are located in the anterior parts of the jaws in 2 rows, in the posterior parts, in single rows; vomerine teeth bristle-shaped and numerous (approximately 20); palatine teeth bristle-shaped in 2 rows; gill rakers on the first branchial arch short, flattened, fleshy, with weakly developed spinules, total number 16; oral-branchial cavity dark; pelvic fins attached at a level of the vertical through the posterior margin of the pectoral plate and the distinct oval hollow is behind the pelvic fins anteriorly from the abdominal dermal fissure; dorsal fin with 27 rays, its origin at the vertical through the posterior margin of the orbit; head small (ca. 4 times in SL); orbit diameter less than the caudal peduncle depth (Ref. 93123).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Platyberyx mauli

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 14 - 14
on upper limb 6 - 6
total 20 - 20
preanal 15 - 16
total 33 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 28 - 28
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani, 17.10.00, php script by rolavides, 13/03/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17