Morphology data of Nymphon aemulum
Identification keys
Main Ref. Child, C.A., 1992
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 Trunk and neck short; ocular tubercle wider than long; eyes very large. Proboscis inflated proximally, forming truncate cone distally in lateral view. Chelifore palms ovoid; fingers as long as palm, armed with 9 or 10 slender, simple teeth. Palp second segment longer than third. Oviger fourth segment with distal fringe of setae. Tarsus short, less than 0.3 length of propodus; claw shorter than auxiliary claws (Ref. 2115, p. 70).
Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Nymphon aemulum

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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