Morphology Data of Parascyllium sparsimaculatum
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Goto, T. and P.R. Last, 2002
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 elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales placoid scales
Diagnosis

Body yellowish-brown with relatively few, large, diffuse-edged, rusty-brown spots; collar-like saddle over gill region extremely faint. Head relatively large (length greater than 16% TL). Eyes large (horizontal diameter >11% HL). Pectoral fin large, anterior margin at least 10% TL. Dorsal fins relatively tall, erect with angular apices. Upper jaw with 43-49 teeth rows. Differs from P. ferrugineum and the more heavily spotted "P. multimaculatum" morph by having a larger eye (versus <11% HL); slightly more than tooth rows (versus 38-41); fewer and much paler spots on the body ; and more erect and angular dorsal fins (Ref. 41629).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parascyllium sparsimaculatum

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 126 - 127
total 45 - 46

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
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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