Morphology Data of Diaphus trachops
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Wisner, R.L., 1974
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes other (see remarks)
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Surface of lower orbital margin uneven, caused by the small domed intrusions of pigmented tissue covering the minute, probably luminous, dots anterior to Vn

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Diaphus trachops

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 14 - 17
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 22 - 26
Vertebrae
preanal
total 34 - 35

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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