Morphology data of Aplysina lacunosa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés, 2005
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 Hollow cylinders: up to 100 cm high. Surface with deep grooves: 0.5 - 1 cm deep; and finely conulose; 0.05 - cm high and 50 - 100 cm apart. Yellow, green, ochre, or reddish-brown, externally, tan-yellowish internally. Oscules with membrane on top pf the tube; 2 - 8 cm diameter. Compressible but tough (Ref. 415).
Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Aplysina lacunosa

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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