Morphology Data of Ecsenius randalli
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Pale brown with yellow-edged dark brown stripe connecting eyes and continuing from rear edge of eye to upper edge of opercle' large dark brown spot just above pectoral fin and 1-2 smaller spots just above (below first 5 dorsal spines), about 9 dark brown bars or vertically aligned pair of spots on side of body, and bluish abdomen. Fin deeply notched; cirrus present on posterior rim of anterior nostril; last lateral-line tube below 8th or 9th dorsal spines; body depth at anal-fin origin about 4.5-5.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ecsenius randalli

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 extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 15 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Spines     1
Soft-rays   3 - 3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
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