caniniform

ca·ni·ni·form

(kā-nī'ni-fōrm),
Resembling a canine tooth.

ca·ni·ni·form

(kā-nī'ni-fōrm)
Resembling a canine tooth.
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Diagnostic features separating it from other species of Protosuchus include the consistent presence of two caniniform teeth (rather than one) in each dentary and the slender rather than deep anterior process of the jugal extending below the orbit (Clark 1986; Gow 2000).
Diagnosis: A small, slender, round-headed goby with small eyes, long pointed caudal fin and lower 3-7 pectoral-fin rays free from membrane; second dorsal-fin rays always 1,10; anal fin rays always 1,10; pectoral-fin rays 19-21; longitudinal scales 22-25; TRB 7-9; side of head naked, predorsal scales 9-12, extending forward to behind eyes; eyes small and dorsolateral; interorbital broad and convex; jaws oblique, with small caniniform teeth; head pores absent; reduced papillae pattern on head arranged in mostly longitudinal pattern, papillae often pointed, fleshy and may be on short raised ridges; eyes silver when alive, head and body colour pale yellowish-white, with six or seven indistinct dusky bands across nape and sides, and large oval black spot on posterior part of first dorsal fin.
It has caniniform teeth, with two pairs at the anterior of each jaw enlarged (Gomon 1974, Allen and Robertson 1994).
By 10 mm BL, premaxilla and dentary bones were covered with caniniform teeth.