Morphology Data of Enneapterygius similis
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

Description: Male red on anterior half of body, black on posterior half. Female translucent greyish to yellowish green with red scale margins, white flecks on body, midlateral row of white spots on side of body, white snout tip, and white mark on cheek. Head, chest, and pectoral-fin base scaleless; small lobate or branched orbital tentacle; mandibular pores 2-4 + 2 + 2-4. Maximum size to 3.9 cm TL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneapterygius similis

Lateral Lines 2 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 28 - 40
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 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 14 - 18
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 16 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani, 17.10.00, php script by rolavides, 13/03/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17