Morphology Data of Merluccius tasmanicus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Matallanas, J. and D. Lloris, 2006
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body stout; body depth 5.4-6.5 times in TL and 4.9-5.9 times in SL; dorsal profile of the head slowly concave, rising to the occiput; orbital diameter 6.1-7.1 times in head length, 2.1-2.2 in snout length and 1.6-1.9 times in interorbital width; lateral line gently bowed over the pectoral fin; in the caudal region it is slowly concave; first dorsal fin rays, 10-12; second dorsal fin rays, 42-43; anal fin rays, 42-44; pectoral fin rays, 13-15; about 164 lateral line scales in the holotype; first gill arch with 2-3+9-11 gill rakers.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Merluccius tasmanicus

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 9 - 11
on upper limb 2 - 3
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 42 - 44

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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