Morphology Data of Zoarces andriashevi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Parin, N.V., S.S. Grigoryev and E.S. Karmovskaya, 2005
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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

Vertebrae 115-122; dorsal fin rays 120-126 (D + 1/2 C); anal fin rays 100-105 (A + 1/2 C), with a black spot in the anterior part of the dorsal fin; narrow interorbital gap; relatively large eyes; elongated paired fins (Ref. 57828).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Zoarces andriashevi

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 23 - 25
total 115 - 122


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 15
Soft-rays total 120 - 126
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 100 - 105

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   3 - 3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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