NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

Gadella 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

- Enlarge Image -

Morphologic Description:

    Otolith shape: pyriform;
    Posterior margin: notched and sharply pointed;
    Ventral margin: slightly curved;
    Crista inferior: ridge-like under posterior ostium, and cauda enveloping ventral depression;
    Crista superior: poorly developed over posterior ostium only, becomes well developed over cauda and foreshortened;
    Collum: absent;
    Ostio-caudal differentiation: dorso-ventrally constricted;
    Cauda: deeper and flares posteriorly, colliculum narrow and high, flaring at tip;
    Ostium: walls poorly defined, colliculum oval to penetrate anterior margin;
    Pseudocolliculum: absent;
    Colliculum: heteromorph;
    Excisura: absent;
    Antirostrum: absent;
    Rostrum: small and sharply rounded;
    Ventral depression: within crista;
    Dorsal depression: absent;
    Sulcus acusticus: caudal, but may ostio-caudal, heterosulcoid;
    Thickness: thick except posteriorly;
    Form: -Lateral convex;
    Dorsal margin: domed;
    Dorsal margin sculpture: slightly irregular;
    Form: -Mesial flat;
    Early Pleistocene: Swann Cay Fm., Bocas del Toro, Panama;

Return to: