Morphology Data of Lobocheilos rhabdoura
Identification keys
Main Ref. Rainboth, W.J., 1996
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

Has a single mid-lateral stripe that darkens on caudal peduncle and ends in a large black round or oval spot at base of caudal fin; 10 predorsal scales; gill rakers 5+28 on anterior side of first arch (Ref. 12693). Relatively slender body, depth 3.7-4.6 times in SL; relatively wide mouth, occupying whole width of head; large tubercles on snout in large individuals (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lobocheilos rhabdoura

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 32 - 33
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
total 22 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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