Morphology Data of Enneapterygius abeli
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Holleman, W. and S.V. Bogorodsky, 2012
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks First dorsal fin about equal in height to second in males, lower in females. Males head and chest black, body yellow, while females body yellow-green body, head with brown stripe on nose and orange bar below eye (Ref. 57774, 88983).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Dorsal fins III + XI-XIII + 9-10 (usually III + XII + 10); anal fin I, 17-18 (usually 18 rays); pectoral fin 15: 2-4 + 4-6 + 7 (usually 3+5+7). LL, pored scales12-14; notched scales 19-23 (usually 22-Red Sea, or 21- S. Africa east coast), starting at one scale row below the end of the pored series; longitudinal scale series 31; total lateral scales 31; transverse scales 3/6. Vertebrae 10 + 24-26. Dentary pores 3 + 1 + 3 ; head 3.2-3.8 in SL; eye 2.9-3.7 in head length; nape partially scaled, abdomen without scales, single row of scales at base of caudal fin; supratemporal sensory canal crescent-shaped; supraorbital cirrus small and pointed; first dorsal fin about equal in height to second in males, lower in females. Key features are: low first dorsal fin; brown and green radii around eye; males head and chest black, body yellow, while females body yellow-green body, head with brown stripe on nose and orange bar below eye (Ref. 57774, 88983).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneapterygius abeli

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 30 - 32
Pored lateral line scales 12 - 14
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 10 - 10
total 34 - 36

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 14 - 16
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 17 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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