Morphology Data of Mullus argentinae
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Nakamura, I., T. Inada, M. Takeda and H. Hatanaka, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body reddish dorsally, pinkish ventrally. Large blotch or band of jet black near tip of first dorsal fin. Three bands on second dorsal fin. Posterior median rays of caudal fin blackish, both lobes with indistinct bands. Pectoral and pelvic fins reddish. Anal fin rays pale pinkish, its membrane translucent, and its base milky white. Cheek and preopercular silvery white (Ref. 27363).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Mullus argentinae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 34 - 34
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 11 - 14
on upper limb 5 - 7
total 17 - 21
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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