Morphology Data of Parascorpaena picta
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by mottled red to brown or greenish brown color; iris with reddish bands; lips with light and dark bars; branched upper pectoral rays in adults; cycloid scales; adult with posterior lacrimal spine directed posteriorly, ventrally or anteroventrally in juvenile; fused first and second suborbital ridge, forming a single ridge; two blunt spines behind level of orbit in suborbital ridge; occipital pit well developed; short blunt snout in large rounded head; depth of body 2.5-2.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parascorpaena picta

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 43 - 49
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
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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