Morphology Data of Gymnothorax breedeni
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Castle, P.H.J. and J.E. McCosker, 1986
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

Distinctive black patch mark below eye (Ref. 30404). Body brown, speckled darker; dark anus and gill opening (Ref. 3257).

Description: Characterized by brown color with tan flecks; black diagonal band from eye to rear corner of mouth; body depth at gill opening about 14 in TL; origin of dorsal fin slightly anterior of gill opening; anus at about middle of the body; short canine teeth in upper jaw in single row; two elongate canines in median row at front of upper jaw; two rows of teeth on each side of front of lower jaw, three large canines in inner row; finely serrated teeth in jaws (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Gymnothorax breedeni

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
total 128 - 131

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 Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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