Morphology Data of Centropyge deborae
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Shen, K.N., H.C. Ho and C.W. Chang, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Dorsal-fin spines XIII or XIV (usually XIV); dorsal-fin rays 16 or 17 (usually 16); anal-fin rays 17 or 18 (usually 17); pectoral-fin rays 15 or 16 (usually 16); scales large, about 43 or 44 in longitudinal series; gill rakers 5 or 6 + 12 or 13; supraneural bone 1; body depth 1.7-1.8 in SL; head length 3.2-3.5 in SL; last dorsal spine longest, 1.2-1.4 in HL; preopercular spine (10.0%-12.8% SL), slightly longer than eye diameter; relatively deep cheek depth (13.6%-5.5% SL); color when alive bluish-black with whitish posterior caudal-fin margin, pectoral fin rays black, and fin membrane transparent; color in alcohol uniformly black with a transparent posterior caudal-fin margin (Ref. 89471).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Centropyge deborae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 16 - 17
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Busson, Frédéric
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