Morphology Data of Uropterygius oligospondylus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Loh, K.-H., Chen, I.-S., J.E. Randall and H.-M. Chen, 2008
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by having the following characters: body color grey, blackish reticular pattern; higher body depth; fewer vertebrae (100-103); teeth on jaw 3 rows, denser dentition, longer teeth; anus close to mid-body point; head length 6.4-7.3 in TL; trunk length 2.7-2.8 in TL; depth at gill opening 12.0-15.5 in TL; eye diameter 21.4-23.3 in HL; snout length 4.9-6.2 in HL (Ref. 79875).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Uropterygius oligospondylus

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 83 - 85
total 100 - 103

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

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