Morphology Data of Phenacoscorpius longirostris
Identification keys
Main Ref. Motomura, H. and P.R. Last, 2009
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following combination of characters: pectoral-fin rays 17, all rays unbranched; no palatine teeth; second preopercular spine well-developed, its length longer than third or fourth spines; long snout, its length 12.8-13.1% (mean 12.9%) SL and 27.9-28.6% (mean 28.2%) HL; small eye, orbit diameter 12.3-13.2% (mean 12.8%) SL and 26.9-28.8% (27.8%) HL; narrow head, its width 27.4-28.3% (27.8%) SL; long and shallow caudal peduncle, length and depth 16.9-17.6% (17.3%) SL and 7.1-8.2% (7.7%) SL respectively; long predorsal length 42.2-43.1% (42.7%) SL; long preanal length 74.9-75.0% (74.9%) SL; long prepelvic length 43.1-43.5% (43.3%) SL (Ref. 82686).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Phenacoscorpius longirostris

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 12
Soft-rays total 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3
Soft-rays total 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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