Morphology Data of Plectranthias longimanus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1986
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

GR with additional 3-6 rudiments.

Description: Characterized by pale tan color with irregular, brownish red blotches; diagonal brown bar under eye; upper and lower caudal fin base and base of last dorsal-fin rays with dark brown spot with adjacent white spot; 9-19 coarse serrae at upper margin of preopercle; deeply notched dorsal fin between spinous and soft portions; slightly rounded caudal fin; greatest depth of body 2.6-3.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Plectranthias longimanus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 12 - 16
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 25 - 26
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 4 - 7
on upper limb 1 - 1
total 5 - 8
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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