Morphology Data of Aseraggodes pelvicus
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 71; anal rays 49. Lateral-line scales 81: Vertebrae 36; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 14. Body depth 2.45 in SL; head length (HL) 4.75 in SL; eye diameter 6.4 in HL; upper eye overlapping anterior half of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, 12.0 in HL. Caudal peduncle present, its depth 1.45 in HL, its length 10.0 in HL. Prominent lappet-like cirri on front of snout and ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with dorsal edge of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.25 in HL; membranous edges of anterior dorsal rays with a row of tubercle-like papillae, many with cirri, a few darkly pigmented. Caudal fin rounded and moderately long, 3.4 in SL. Pelvic fins long, 1.6 in HL, the tip of longest ray reaching base of fifth anal ray. Color of ocular side in alcohol pale yellowish brown with numerous irregular pale spots, none as large as eye, many smaller brown blotches and dots, the most conspicuous along middle of lateral line (Ref. 57560).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aseraggodes pelvicus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 81 - 81
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 36 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 71 - 71
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 49 - 49

Paired fins

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