Morphology Data of Callionymus melanotopterus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Remarks: upper edge of lower lip without fleshy papillae; mouth small, not expanded laterally; broad pelvic almost under head; white-edged black ocellus on first dorsal which is also black distally; first dorsal twice as high as body, without prolonged rays. Dark brown, ventrally lighter, cheeks with dark spots, sides with a row of dark spots. First dorsal fin distally dark, second membrane with an occelate black blotch. Second dorsal, caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with dark. Anal fin distally dusky, basally with whitish streaks (Ref 42832).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Callionymus melanotopterus

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

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

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 Yap, Sheryl
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