Morphology Data of Cynopoecilus fulgens
Identification keys
Main Ref. Costa, W.J.E.M., 2002
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Pectoral fin length 16.1-18.5% SL; longitudinal rows of bright golden spots on body side of male; dark spots on the entire caudal fin of male; pelvic-fin length 5.6-7.0% SL in male, 5.6-7.4% in female; dark brown irregular marks on dorsum below dorsal fin of male; dorsal head profile of adult male slight concave; lateral body stripes of male dark reddish brown; caudal fin of male without a bright blue zone along posterior margin of the fin; 11-15 supraorbital neuromasts; 1-3 neuromasts per scale of the lateral line (Ref. 42931).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cynopoecilus fulgens

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 27 - 28
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 10
total 28 - 30


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 16 - 18
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 22 - 25

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   5 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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