Morphology data of Colossendeis longirostris
Identification keys
Main Ref. Child, C.A., 1998
Appearance refers to

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
Diagnosis Proboscis very narrow, long and straight. It is nearly twice the trunk diameter and has a very little median swelling. Ocular tubercle a low bump, eyes indistinct. Seventh palp segment very long, slender, eighth segment semi triangular, with ventral tubercle or extension, ninth subequal to eighth, tenth twice as long, both carried recurved dorsally. Oviger terminal segment with enlarged distal denticulate spine forming subchela with moderately long curved terminal claw. Femora the longest major leg segments. Tarsus slightly longer than propodus, claw long, variable, sometimes longer than propodus (Ref. 9).
Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Colossendeis longirostris

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
spines     
soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
spines     
soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary (e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine
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