Morphology Data of Pteraclis velifera
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Smith, M.M., 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

Metallic silver in color; dorsal and anal fins blue-black with silver trimmings. specimens

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pteraclis velifera

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 55 - 59
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 7 - 7
on upper limb 0 - 1
total 7 - 8
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 53 - 57
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 46 - 50

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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