Morphology Data of Cirrhitichthys aprinus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
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

Resemble C. oxycephalus but lacks spots on the tail and has a conspicuous opercular ocellus (Ref. 37816).

Description: Characterized by white color with irregular red to brown bars and blotches; upper rear corner of gill cover with pale-edged dark brown spot; lower six pectoral rays unbranched; presence of palatine teeth; coarsely serrate posterior margin of preopercle; greatest depth of body 2.4-2.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 41 - 43
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 10 - 11
on upper limb 4 - 5
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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