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Morphology Data of Rhabdolichops jegui
Identification keys
Main Ref. Keith, P. and F.J. Meunier, 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features long whip-like tail
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

dorsal, caudal and pelvic fins absent; 0-4 electrocytes rows, eye diameter 16.3 to 22.9 times in head length; body color grey, slightly translucent, with a darker dorsum and hyaline fins.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Rhabdolichops jegui

Lateral Lines 1 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 13 - 15
total 72 - 86


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes greatly reduced or absent
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark)

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 165 - 190

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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