Morphology Data of Coilia brachygnathus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., G.J. Nelson and T. Wongratana, 1988
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Body tapering, belly rounded before pelvic fins, with 18 to 20 + 34 to 36 = 54 or 55 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Maxilla short, not reaching to edge of gill cover. Pectoral fin with 6 long filaments and 11 (rarely 12) branched fin rays, longer than those of pelvic fin. Anal fin long, the last fin ray joined to the caudal fin, which is small and pointed.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Coilia brachygnathus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 0 - 0
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 0 - 0
Scale rows below lateral line 0 - 0
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 21 - 24
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 80

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  rays very elongated
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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