Morphology Data of Pseudoplesiops typus
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
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Variable from pale yellow to red (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by having two color variations: light grey with yellow median fins and yellow hue on lower head and pectoral fin base, or red overall color; dorsal and anal fins with fine blue margin; pelvic fins white; eye surrounded by distinctive dark ring; single lateral-line scale; greatest depth of body 3.5-4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudoplesiops typus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 33 - 39
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 9 - 12
on upper limb 2 - 4
total 12 - 16
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 24 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 14 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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