The semilunar base of each gill raker is attached to the mucous membrane of the gill arch
Diagnosis: A species of Mogurnda with the following combination of characters: soft dorsal rays 11 or 12; soft anal rays 12 (rarely 11); pectoral rays 15-17, rarely 17; scales in lateral series 36-42; predorsal scales 21-25; rakers on lower limb of first gill arch
usually 9 (80% of specimens with 8-9); body depth at pelvic origin 21.
00003), and number of gill rakers on the lower limb of the first gill arch
(p < 0.
Gill raker counts were made on the first gill arch
and include rudiments.
A single specimen of Haemobaphes diceraus was found attached on the third gill arch
, eyed side, of a Gulf of Alaska northern rock sole (Kabata(2)).
Leading edge of lower limb of first gill arch
with 9 elongate gill rakers on each side in single cleared and stained specimen.
Although the gill rakers on the first gill arch
of members of this genus often have a row of crenulations or serrations (a series of sharply rounded protrusions lacking any ossification) along their medial margins (Fig.
First gill arch
usually with 8 Glossamia gill rakers; dark bars trifasciata distinct, rarely obscured by uniform dark colour, but never by mottling; dark bar below first dorsal fin wider than eye 4b.
Fin, pectoral fin rays; Sn -OV, snout to origin of ventral fin; Gill rak, number of gill rakers in first lower gill arch
including one in the angle of the arch; Anus pos.
Diagnosis: Mouth moderately enlarged, upper jaw reaching to below anterior half of pupil; gill opening broad, extending forward to below posterior half of eye; lower rakers on outer face of first gill arch
15 (total rakers 18), elongate and pointed; pectoral fins 13; lateral scale count 24; transverse scale count (TRB) 7; predorsal scales 7-8; caudal peduncle relatively long and slender, the depth 2.