Morphology data of Eudendrium merulum
Identification keys
Main Ref. Marques, A.C., A.L. Peña Cantero and W. Vervoort, 2000
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 Complementary nematocysts microbasic euryteles, having a much ornamented shaft; male blastostyles completely reduced, with distinct neck connecting gonophore chambers; female blastostyles fully reduced, spadix unbranched during early ontogeny, shed when mature; eggs with thin pellicle, placed along axis of blastostyle (Ref. 3086).
Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eudendrium merulum

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 Sorongon-Yap, Patricia
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