Morphology Data of Ecsenius tigris
Identification keys
Main Ref. Springer, V.G., 1988
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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Dorsal fin XII.13 or 14 (usually 14), deep notch between spinous and segmented ray areas. Anal fin II,15 or 16 (usually 16). Pectoral fin 12-14 (usually 13). Caudal fin 13. Vertebrae 10 + 22. Dentary incisor teeth 42-4, which includes anterior canine teeth very similar in appearance with incisors; posterior canines one on each side. Lateral line lacking vertical pairs of pores, terminating posteriorly at point between vertical from interspace between dorsal-fin spines 10 and 11 and vertical from spine 12. With short cirrus on posterior rim of anterior nostril, none on anterior rim. Four to six conspicuous, dark spots on dorsal body contour at base of spinous dorsal fin; 2 vertical pairs of dark spots on caudal peduncle (Ref. 5296).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ecsenius tigris

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 32 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin

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 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
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