Morphology Data of Meiacanthus lineatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1997
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Caudal lobes in males elongate; upper 2/3 of head and body yellow with 3 black stripes of equal width to yellow interspaces; head and body below lowermost stripe white; yellow dorsal fin with submarginal black stripe edged in bluish white; yellow caudal fin (Ref. 27362).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Meiacanthus lineatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 25 - 28
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 15 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
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