Morphology Data of Rhinecanthus verrucosus
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by greyish brown color dorsally, white ventrally; presence of large black patch on lower side centered above anus; broad yellowish brown band with four blue lines across interorbital space, continuing with three blue lines below eye to opening of gill; blue zone above upper lip bordered above by red line, extending to lower pectoral fin base; posterior body/caudal peduncle with pair of yellowish blotches; absence of groove in front of eye; nearly straight dorsal and ventral head profiles; caudal peduncle and adjacent posterior body with three horizontal rows of small, anterior projecting spines; rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rhinecanthus verrucosus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 34 - 37
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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 23 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 21 - 23

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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