Morphology Data of Pangio ammophila
Identification keys
Main Ref. Britz, R., A. Ali and R. Raghavan, 2012
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

Distinguished from all congeners except Pangio bitaimac, P. cuneovirgata, P. doriae, P. filinaris, P. fusca, P. lidi and P. longimanus by having a long, pointed narial flap (nasal barbel). Can be separated from these seven species and in addition from all other congeners by its unique color pattern consisting of a midlateral stripe and a reticulated pattern of chromatophores loosely organized in a middorsal and paired dorsolateral bands on a light beige background (Ref. 91039).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pangio ammophila

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 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 48 - 48


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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