NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

Epinephelus sp.1

Specimen details:
Sample Number: PPP2221
Type Status: nontype
Scale Bar is 1 mm
Type: SEM
Orientation: mesial
Locality: Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Morphologic Description:

    Otolith shape: approximately oblong;
    Form: -Mesial flat;
    Dorsal margin: slightly rounded;
    Ventral margin: slightly rounded and slightly serrate;
    Sulcus acusticus: ostial, heterosulcoid;
    Pseudocolliculum: absent;
    Colliculum: heteromorph;
    Excisura: moderate, notch shallow, angle acute;
    Antirostrum: small and sharply rounded;
    Rostrum: large, broad and pointed;
    Ventral depression: absent;
    Dorsal depression: shallow and narrow;
    Crista inferior: poorly developed under ostium, well developed under cauda;
    Crista superior: absent over anterior ostium, ridge-like from ostium along cauda,absent at tip;
    Collum: absent;
    Ostio-caudal differentiation: dorso-ventrally constricted;
    Cauda: straight, very slight ventral curve, tip poorly defined;
    Ostium: oval and narrow, sulcus approximately horizontal;
    Posterior margin: rounded and irregular;
    Dorsal margin sculpture: irregular;
    Form: -Lateral slightly convex;
    Thickness: thin;
    Early Pleistocene: Swann Cay Fm., Bocas del Toro, Panama;

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