Morphology Data of Alepes vari
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes eyes with fixed fatty (adipose) tissue/eyelids
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Silvery with dusky spot posteriorly on opercle and dusky caudal fin (Ref. 90102). The opercular blotch is either absent or indistinct (Ref. 559). Body oblong, compressed, with dorsal and ventral profiles almost evenly convex (Ref. 90102). Lateral line becomes straight below the third ray of the soft dorsal fin (Ref. 559). LL scutes 48-69 (Ref. 90102). This species attains 40 cm in SL. (Ref. 559)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alepes vari

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 42 - 57
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 24 - 26
on upper limb 9 - 11
total 33 - 37
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 23 - 27
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 20 - 23

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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