Morphology Data of Ijimaia loppei
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Smith, M.M., 1986
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Dark brown to black in color, lighter below; pelvic ray and fold of skin at angle of mouth pale (Ref. 5528).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ijimaia loppei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 38 - 40
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 10 - 10
on upper limb 0 - 1
total 10 - 11
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 78 - 85

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     0
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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