Morphology Data of Craterocephalus gloveri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Crowley, L.E.L.M. and W. Ivantsoff, 1990
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
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished from other hardyheads by a combination of the following characters (expressed in mean): greatest body depth (mean 4.9), least body depth (mean 10.3) both in SL; eye 3.0 in head; midlateral scale count (mean 31.4). Osteologically diagnosed by the combination of the following: dentition, shape of urohyal, medial wing of pelvic bone and premaxilla. Differs further in lacking ventral processes on fifth ceratobranchial for attachment of pharyngoclavicularis internus muscle (Ref. 26685).

Description: first dorsal fin spines 6, 5-6; second dorsal fin Ii5, Ii5-6; anal fin Ii7, Ii6-7; pectoral fin Ii12, Ii10-13 (Ref. 26685).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Craterocephalus gloveri

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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