Morphology Data of Glaucostegus younholeei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Habib, K.A. and M.J. Islam, 2021
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 flattened
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: body brownish or greyish with a narrowly wedge-shaped disc; a long narrow bluntly pointed snout (angle 31-40°); broad oblique nostrils with the narrow anterior opening; nostrils about half of the mouth width, subequal (0.98-1.33) to internasal width; ~55-57 nasal lamellae; anterior nasal flaps are slightly penetrating into internasal space, their interspace 2.20- 2.61 in length of the posterior nasal aperture; in adults the orbit is very small, diameter 8.19-11.62 in preorbital length, 2.25-2.69 in interorbital space; rostral ridges are almost joined along their entire length; margin of cranium sharply demarcated before eyes; spiracular folds are very short and widely separated; rough skin densely covered with small denticles, more coarsely granular on the dorsal surface than ventrally, enlarged between orbits and in a distinct band between nape and first dorsal fin; tail relatively longer, its length 1.15-1.48 in disc length; dorsal fins narrowly spaced, interspace 1.32-2.11 in base length of the first dorsal fin; clasper length in adult male 4.37-5.70 in total length (Ref. 125646).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glaucostegus younholeei

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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