Morphology Data of Myripristis hexagona
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body light red to yellowish; fins red, leading edges of soft dorsal, anal, caudal and pelvic fins white (Ref. 4201).

Description: Characterized by lower two-thirds of axil of pectoral fins with small scales; front of lower jaw with two pairs of tooth patches outside gape; depth of body 2.1-2.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Myripristis hexagona

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 29
Pored lateral line scales
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 24 - 29
on upper limb 12 - 15
total 36 - 43
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 13 - 15
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 11 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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