Morphology Data of Triglops dorothy
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pietsch, T.W. and J.W. Orr, 2006
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Females with pectoral-fin rays slightly shorter 22.6 - 23.4 % SL (vs. 20.9 - 25 5 SL in males); pelvic-fin rays slightly shorter 12.6 - 14.7 % SL (vs. 12.7 - 17.7 % SL in males); and tissue surrounding pelvic-fin spine and first ray expanded in males.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Differs from its congeners in having an interorbital width of 8.9-11.5% head length (HL); caudal fin truncate to slightly rounded; 18-31 well-developed dorsolateral scales ; 45-50 lateral line scales; 4-10 transverse dermal folds of breast; 67-99 oblique dermal folds; 23-25 dorsal-fin rays; 17-19 pectoral-fin rays; 7-12 gill rakers; first infraorbital pore length 3.6-5% HL; the peritoneum unpigmented or at most with few, widely spaced melanophores (Ref. 57076).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Triglops dorothy

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 47 - 50
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 7 - 12
total 45 - 47


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 10 - 11
Soft-rays total 23 - 25
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 23 - 25

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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