Morphology Data of Coelorinchus occa
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Snout long and sharply pointed, its anterolateral margin almost completely supported by bone; head ridges strong and coarsely spined; the dorsal surfaces of the head completely scaled except for the nasal fossa, scales atop head with spinules set in divergent rows; the underside of the head naked except for small isolated scales above the angle of the mouth and below the end of the opercle ridge in some specimens; swarthy to brownish, ventrally darker on the belly, with no prominent markings; the mouth and gill cavities blackish; the first dorsal fin uniformly dusky (Ref. 1371).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coelorinchus occa

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
Barbels 1
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 7 - 9
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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