Morphology Data of Amblyceps caecutiens
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2000
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 oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes other (see remarks)
Type of mouth/snout other (see remarks)
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

Length of adipose fin base 14.6-15.8% SL (versus 18.5-33.5 in other Indochinese species); body depth at anus 9.8-10.7% SL (versus 11.2-16.9 in other Indochinese species); eyes small, dorsolaterally situated and subcutaneous, diameter 2-3.4% HL (versus 4.3-8.5 in other Indochinese species). Caudal fin lobes somewhat rounded posteriorly, with the upper lobe longer than lower. Mouth and gape terminal with lower jaw slightly longer than upper and weakly projecting forwards; lips fleshy and slightly fimbriated, with well-developed rictal fold below anterior border of eye, consisting of large and membranous upper lobe joined at corner of mouth with lower lobe (Ref. 37785).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblyceps caecutiens

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
on upper limb
total 8 - 13
total 40 - 41


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 6 - 7
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; asymmetric

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   6 - 7
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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