Morphology Data of Enneapterygius pusillus
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 always different colors between mature adults
Remarks Male first dorsal fin (sometimes more than twice) higher than second; equal in height in females. Male body with 4 irregular dark bars, chest and pelvic fins black, mouth corners red, spots below eye deep blue, caudal fin bicolored orange and green; females eye stripe brown below, pectoral-fin base also with brown stripe, caudal fin orange banded. Males more intensely pigmented (Ref. 57774, 88983).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Diagnosis: Dorsal fins III + XII-XIV (usually XIII) + 10-11; anal fin I, 20-21; pectoral rays 13-14: 3-4 + 3-4 + 6-7 (usually 14:4+3+6). LL, pored scales 12, notched scales 25-28, starting at 2 scale rows below the end of the pored series; total lateral scales 29-30; transverse scales 2/4; nape and abdomen scaleless, dorsal and anal fin bases also without scales. Body depth 5.3-6.0 in SL. Head 3.6-3.9 in SL; eyes large, diameter 3.0-3.4 in head length; supraorbital/orbital cirrus small, lobate; supratemporal sensory canal U-shaped; dentary pores 2+2+2. Male first dorsal fin (sometimes more than twice) higher than second; equal in height in females. Key features are: first dorsal fin very tall; body translucent; first dorsal fin yellow; male chest and pelvic fins black, mouth corners red, eye spots deep blue below the eyes; females eye stripe brown below, pectoral-fin base also with brown stripe (Ref. 57774, 88983).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneapterygius pusillus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 29 - 30
Pored lateral line scales 9 - 12
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
Fins number 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 15 - 17
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 20 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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