Morphology Data of Hippichthys cyanospilos
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Dawson, C.E., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking shape of body
Body shape lateral eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout tube-like
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Variable pale yellow to nearly black (Ref. 48635). Venter and side of trunk without dark bars; dorsal fin with 3-4 prominent brown spots on each ray (Ref. 4281).

Description: Characterized by presence of whitish or pale grey blotches and saddles; rings 12 - 14 + 32 - 35; 10 caudal rays; discontinuous superior trunk and tail ridges; ventrally deflected lateral trunk ridge near anal ring; continuous inferior trunk and tail ridges; head and body with short filaments; length of snout 1.3-2.6 in head length; depth of snout 3.0-5.4 in snout length; head length 7.5-9.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hippichthys cyanospilos

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 20 - 28
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 2 - 3

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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