Morphology Data of Nemipterus zysron
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Russell, B.C., 2001
Appearance refers to Male; Female
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 striking fins
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
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

Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral and pelvic fins short, reaching to just short of level of anus. A line drawn up from posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile about 2 to 6 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin produced into a long yellow trailing filament. Axillary scale present. Color: Upper body reddish, silvery below. Yellow stripes in front of eye through nostrils, and from upper lip to beneath eye. Less distinct golden stripe from behind eye to origin of lateral line.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Nemipterus zysron

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 45 - 51
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5 - 4.5
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only) absent
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 15
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 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; with dorsal filament

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V.
Checked by Russell, Barry
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