Morphology Data of Polypera greeni
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Mecklenburg, C.W., T.A. Mecklenburg and L.K. Thorsteinson, 2002
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

Light brown, gray, pale pea green, to purplish brown; breast and lower part of head lighter. Profile depressed over eyes, occiput slightly raised. Eye very small. Dorsal fin deeply notched anteriorly, forming lobe. Pyloric caeca numerous, matted closely together (more than 200) (Ref. 43939).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Polypera greeni

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 extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 37 - 40
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 29 - 32

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  very large , lobe-like
Spines     0
Soft-rays   33 - 37
Pelvics Attributes  part of sucker-disc
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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