NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

Lepophidium sp.1

Specimen details:
Sample Number: PPP2224
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: oval, becoming angular posteriorly;
    Posterior margin: pointed and entire;
    Ventral margin: rounded;
    Crista inferior: poorly developed along entire sulcus;
    Crista superior: poorly developed along entire sulcus;
    Collum: absent;
    Ostio-caudal differentiation: ventrally slightly constricted;
    Cauda: short, slightly flexed ventrally;
    Ostium: oblong, superficial and large;
    Pseudocolliculum: absent;
    Colliculum: heteromorph and low;
    Excisura: narrow, notch absent;
    Antirostrum: short and rounded;
    Rostrum: small and rounded;
    Ventral depression: very shallow and elongate;
    Dorsal depression: shallow and elongate;
    Sulcus acusticus: ostial, heterosulcoid;
    Thickness: very thick;
    Form: -Lateral convex;
    Dorsal margin: rounded;
    Dorsal margin sculpture: entire;
    Form: -Mesial convex;
    Early Pliocene: Cayo Agua Fm., Bocas del Toro, Panama;

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