Morphology Data of Acanthopagrus chinshira
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kume, M. and T. Yoshino, 2008
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species differs from its congeners by having the following set of characters: pelvic and anal fins are pale (yellow when fresh); D XI, 11; 4 1/2 scale rows above lateral line to base of middle dorsal spine; pored lateral-line scales 46-49 (usually 47 or 48); lower edge of infraorbitals straight; 6 rows of cheek scales; without diffuse black blotch at origin of lateral line and black spot on upper base of pectoral fin (Ref. 75207).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Acanthopagrus chinshira

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 46 - 49
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scale rows below lateral line 12 - 13
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 9
on upper limb 6 - 6
total 15 - 15
total 24 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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