Morphology Data of Plicofollis argyropleuron
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kailola, P.J., 1999
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 more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Head depressed and elongate, 27 - 36% (mean 32%) of SL; exposed shield very striate or sharply granular. Narrow supraoccipital process, always keeled. Low set eyes. Small mouth, width 24 - 40% (mean 31%) of HL. Gill rakers absent on hind aspect of first 2 gill arches. Posterior epithelial ridges of palate run transversely. Caudal peduncle depth, 1.3 - 2.1 in its length (Ref. 38478).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Plicofollis argyropleuron

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 11
on upper limb 3 - 4
total 10 - 15


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 14 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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