Morphology data of Isognomon ephippium
Identification keys
Main Ref. Poutiers, J.M., 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 Shell variable, irregularly rounded in outline, with height about equal to length. Dorsal margin straight and relatively short, not expanded posteriorly in a wing-like ear. Anterior margin sharply sinuous dorsally, ventrally strongly convex and extending well forward of umbones. Posterior margin slightly concave, forming an obsolete angulation with the rounded ventral margin. Umbones small, pointing at anterior end of dorsal margin. Outer surface covered with concentric lamellar processes, with very low radial ridge ending at posteroventral angulation. Ligamental area with a dozen transverse grooves. Nacreous area of the inner side of shell surrounded by a broad, non-nacreous margin. Colour: outside of shell horny to purplish brown. Interior nacreous, with a broad dark brown margin.
Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Isognomon ephippium

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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