Morphology Data of Parioglossus palustris
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body reddish brown with patches on the cheeks and a black spot at the base of the tail. SL to 38 mm.

Description: Characterized by having dark spots on dorsal fins; longitudinal scale series 78-89; presence of head pores along upper and rear margin of eye, and two preopercular pores; rounded to slightly emarginate caudal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parioglossus palustris

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 13 - 15
on upper limb 3 - 3
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 16 - 17
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 16 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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