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Lethrinus lentjan (Lacepède, 1802)



Maximum recorded size:
52.0 cm TL (male)

Dentary of Lethrinus lentjan

Coronoid process curved downward and oriented anteroposteriorly. Ventral process hemi-ellipsoidal or bifid with a pointed and a rounded tips, and oriented according to dorsal/ventral axis straight or curved according to dorsal/ventral axis. Its relief present a depression covered in part and at the tip, in posterior part, there is a pore. Meckelian fossa present. Internal and external notches small and internal notch of the same size or larger than the external one. Chin apophysis short. Mandibular symphysis oriented backward, straight. Tooth type: molariform or conical or caniniform or villiform (like a carpet) in more than two rows of teeth. No bigger tooth at the anterior part. External teeth bigger than internal teeth. One or several pore on external side and on internal side. No foramen.

Specimen n°MNHN-ICOS-00274

Other available specimens

  • Determined by: Béarez, P., 2009
  • Size: 36.0 cm (TL) 28.2 cm (SL)
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: Oman