Morphology Data of Dagetichthys lakdoensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Desoutter, M., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features flatfish
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section flattened
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes other (see Diagnosis)
Type of mouth/snout other (see Diagnosis)
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Diagnosis: flat and asymmetric body; eyes located on right side of head, except in reversed individuals; preopercle covered with scales, but still visible (shining through the scales) (Ref. 57416). No scales on opercle (Ref. 80029). Mouth small, more or less arched and inferior; dorsal and anal fins lacking spinous rays and united by membrane to caudal fin which is well defined; pectoral fins present on both sides, but reduced ; pelvic fins well separate from each other, with single ray; only straight part of lateral line visible; body covered with ctenoid scales (Ref. 57416).

Description: 10 (Ref. 57416- or 12 (Ref. 80029) caudal-fin rays.

Colouration: eyed side brown, with a row of rounded, dark spots and dots irregularly scattered over entire body and caudal fin; vertically elongate spots at bases of dorsal and anal fins; blind side beige (Ref. 57416).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dagetichthys lakdoensis

Lateral Lines 1 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 25 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 46 - 51
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; confluent

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 34 - 36

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  other (see Diagnosis)
Pelvics Attributes  other (see Diagnosis)
Position    jugular  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   1 - 1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Geelhand, Dimitri
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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