Morphology data of Upogebia wuhsienweni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Holthuis, L.B., 1991
Appearance refers to

Sex attributes

specialized organs
different appearance
different colors

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 Rostrum ending in 3 teeth, the lateral about half as long as the median. The carina behind the lateral teeth interrupted in the male. The grooves between central and lateral teeth wide and deep. Lower surface of the rostrum with a median row of 3 to 5 spines. Anterolateral border of the carapace with several small teeth behind the eye. The first pereiopods are subchelate. The dactylus in the adult male has a longitudinal row of tubercles at either surface. The palm shows an oblique carina in the anterior part of the inner surface near the base of the dactylus. The dorsal margin of the palm has a row of 9 or 10 small teeth. The merus has a subdistal anterodorsal spine. A spine is present on the coxa (Ref. 4).
Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Upogebia wuhsienweni

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary (e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia
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