Morphology Data of Rhinopias xenops
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Eschmeyer, W.N. and J.E. Randall, 1975
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Vertical scale rows about 70-75; lachrymal bone with 2 rounded lobes over maxillary; suborbital ridge with 3 or 4 spines, not well marked and sometimes split, first spine on lateral face of lachrymal bone; compressed head and body, elevated rostrum, long snout (Ref. 10482).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rhinopias xenops

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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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