Morphology Data of Pseudanthias rubrizonatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
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

Juveniles recognized by lavender tipped dorsal spines (Ref. 48635). Similar to P. connelli in South Africa (Ref. 37816).

Description: Characterized by male having peach color on head grading to pale pink, pale stripe under eye, vertically elongate red blotch on side, yellow variety similar; female mainly pink color except white on lower head and belly; greatest depth of body 2.7-3.1 in SL; fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip absent in male; no prolonged dorsal spine; deeply emarginate to lunate caudal with prolonged lobes in males (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudanthias rubrizonatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 42 - 47
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 25 - 28
on upper limb 10 - 12
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 16 - 16
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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