Morphology Data of Lutjanus fuscescens
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and J.H. Talbot, 1985
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped. Preorbital width about equal to, or slightly narrower than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising parallel to lateral line. Back and sides grayish-brown or olive, becoming whitish on belly. A prominent black blotch on the lateral line below the anterior soft dorsal-fin rays. Juveniles with a series of diffuse blackish bars on sides.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lutjanus fuscescens

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 46 - 47
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 7
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 12
on upper limb 6 - 6
total 18 - 18
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 13 - 15
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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