Morphology Data of Gazza minuta
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. K├╝hlmorgen-Hille, G., 1974
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout clearly protrusible
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Description: Body silvery with vermiculations irregular yellow on dorsal side up to midlateral; dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins colorless; dorsal fin spinous membrane margin black; anal fin anterior yellow. Nuchal spine on nape. Mouth pointing forward when protracted. Head and breast scaleless. Scales minute. Body depth max 2.0-2.5 in SL. (Ref. 2108, 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gazza minuta

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 45 - 51
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 20 - 21
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 15 - 17
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 13 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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