Morphology Data of Aseraggodes lateralis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2005
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 77-78: anal rays 58-59. Lateral-line scales 78-83. Vertebrae 37-38; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 12. Body depth 2.0-2.4 in SL; head length (HL) 3.9-4.15 in SL: eye diameter 6.1-6.35 in HL; upper eye from directly above lower eye to overlapping anterior two-thirds of lower eye; interorbital space equal to one-half to three-fourths eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. Upper lip not overhanging lower jaw when mouth closed. Very fine cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with ventral third of upper eye> Longest dorsal ray 1.8 in HL; caudal fin rounded to slightly pointed; its length 4.7-5.25 in SL; longest pelvic ray 3.1-3.2 in HL, the tip reaching base of second anal ray. Ocular side mottled brown: scale edges dark brown to black; large irregular blackish blotches, the most prominent comprising 4 below base of dorsal fin. 3 on lateral line, and 2 above posterior half of anal fin. Lateral line as a broken black line (Ref. 57560).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes lateralis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 78 - 83
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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 77 - 78
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 58 - 59

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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