Morphology Data of Rocio ocotal
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2007
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is characterized by the following: abdomen reddish (vs. whitish-grayish) in life; pelvic fins often fall short of anal-fin origin (vs. usually reaching caudad beyond first or second anal-fin spine); no lingual cusp in lower symphysial teeth (vs. usually present); isolated secondary pores (in addition to the pored scales on the extended caudal fin) present (vs. absent or sporadic); no spots on scales on side of body (vs. present); 4 or 5 dentary pores (vs. always 4) (Ref. 74403).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rocio ocotal

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 29 - 30
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 2.5 - 3.5
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
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 18 - 19
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 8 - 9
Soft-rays total 6 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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