Morphology Data of Batrachomoeus trispinosus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by an elongate laterally compressed body; brown and dark edged pale blotches irregularly alternating on side and adjacent dorsal and anal fins; well contrasted bars and blotches on dorsal surface of head; caudal and pectoral fins with distinct brown bands; head depth 3.9-5.4 in SL; upper part of pectoral fin axil with small pore; gill opening extending across entire pectoral fin base; operculum with three spines; gill opening extending over five-sixths of base of pectoral fin; strong conical teeth in jaws, mainly in single series; orbital tentacles not equal in size, middle one usually smaller (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Batrachomoeus trispinosus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 28 - 38
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 28 - 29

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 21 - 23
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 20

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   22 - 23
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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