Morphology Data of Profundulus portillorum
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Matamoros, W.A. and J.F. Schaefer, 2010
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

Profundulus portillorum belongs to the P. labialis species group and can be distinguished from its congeners by having a smaller eye and fewer anal and pectoral-fin rays. Eye diameter typically less than one fourth of the head length (greater than 25% in all other Profundulus), 12 anal fin rays modally (≥ 13 in all other Profundulus), 14 pectoral-fin rays modally (≥ 15 in all other Profundulus). It differs from P. guatemalensis, P. oaxacae and P. punctatus by the absence of a humeral spot and by having less than half of the basal portion of the caudal fin densely covered by scales. It is distinguished from P. hildebrandi and P. labialis by having <35 lateral-line scales and from P. candalarius by having a shorter body depth (Ref. 84033).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Profundulus portillorum

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
Soft-rays total 10 - 15
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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