Morphology Data of Gaidropsarus pakhorukovi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shcherbachev, Y.N., 1995
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
Type of scales

Color uniform, brownish gray, darker dorsally; fins gray. Anterior ray of first dorsal fin smaller than eye diameter. Eyes small, less than 0.20 times HL. Gill rakers tuberculiform. Predorsal length relatively large, 24.4% SL. Lateral line with 8-7 distinct segments until the bend, with 3-4 in the bend and up to 9 sparsely arranged segments in the middle of the body. Head with 4 pores in the supraorbital canal, 12 in the infraorbital canal and 13 in the preoperculomandibular canal. Head large; 2nd dorsal and anal fins relatively short; pectorals long. Teeth are small, pointed, larger ones caniniform. Mouth relatively small, not reaching to below posterior edge of eye (Ref. 41608).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gaidropsarus pakhorukovi

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
preanal 14 - 15
total 46 - 47


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 61 - 61
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 50 - 51

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   25 - 26
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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