Morphology Data of Dysomma alticorpus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fricke, R., D. Golani, B. Appelbaum-Golani and U. Zajonz, 2018
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
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: presence of pectoral fin; dorsal fin origin well anterior to the base of the pectoral fin, predorsal length 13.8% TL; anus anterior and slightly behind the level of the tip of the pectoral fin, preanal length 22.8% TL; trunk is very short, 4.1% TL; body is relatively high, depth at the gill opening 7.6% TL, depth at anus 7.8% TL; intermaxillary teeth 2; compound teeth on the vomer 3; ipper jaw with 4 rows of teeth; lower jaw with 1 row of 8 large compound teeth; head pores:IO 4, SO 3; M 6; POP 0; AD 1, F 0, ST 0; lateral-line pores: predorsal 4, prepectoral 8, preanal 14, total 57–58, the last at the posterior two-thirds of the total length; MVF 7-16-115, total vertebrae 115; colour of peritoneum whitish, dorsal and anal fin pale (Ref. 119355).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dysomma alticorpus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 16 - 16
total 115 - 115


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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