Morphology Data of Physiculus longicavis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Parin, N.V., 1984
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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

Chin barbel short; pyloric caeca 10-11; rounded light organ on abdomen in front of the center of the distance between the end of the bases of the pelvic fins and anal opening; ventral cavity extends to the level of the 13th/14th ray of the anal fin. Caudal fin rounded.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Physiculus longicavis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 122 - 128
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 54 - 57


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 73 - 79
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 70 - 74

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   23 - 27
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic
Spines     0
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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