Morphology Data of Paraliparis balgueriasi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Matallanas, J., 1999
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

Caudal fin rays 11; unslit hypural plate; mouth oblique and lower jaw slightly projecting; very large gill slit (46.9% HL), extending ventrally in front of 15-16 pectoral fin rays; pectoral fin deeply notched, with 4 rudimentary rays; internal teeth larger, with two small lateral shoulders; peritoneum light with small brown spots (Ref. 36325).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paraliparis balgueriasi

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
total 9 - 9


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 48 - 48
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 43 - 43

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   23 - 23
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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