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Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869)

Maximum recorded size:
71.0 cm TL (male)

Dentary of Lutjanus argentiventris

Coronoid process pointed and oriented anteroposteriorly. Ventral process squared or bifid with a pointed and a rounded tips, and oriented according to mediolateral axis 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 smaller than the external one. Chin apophysis short. Mandibular symphysis oriented backward or vertically, bilobed. Tooth type: conical or caniniform or villiform (like a carpet) in more than two rows of teeth. No bigger tooth at the anterior part. Teeth curved towards internal part. External teeth bigger than internal teeth. One or several pore on external side and on internal side. No foramen.

Specimen n°MNHN-IC-ICOS-1808
National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France)

Determination Béarez, P. (1998)
Length 52.0 cm SL, 64.5 cm TL (Female)
Collection site El Copé (Ecuador)