Morphology Data of Parachela oxygastroides
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

Dorsal fin origin above the 3rd and 4th anal-fin ray; pectoral fin large with dark distal margin, extending beyond tip of pelvic fin; 31-33 branched anal-fin rays; dark outline on first few lateral canals; 20-21 gill rakers on 1st arch (Ref. 12693). Abdomen more or less greatly arched, with a sharp keel. Lower jaw with a symphyseal knob fitting into an emargination of symphysis of upper jaw. No barbels. Lateral line greatly recurved (Ref. 4792).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parachela oxygastroides

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 43 - 45
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
total 13 - 21


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
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  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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