Morphology Data of Scorpaenopsis pusilla
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E and W.N. Eschmeyer, 2001
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Longitudinal scale series about 43; interorbital ridges not elevated posteriorly to join tip of tympanic spines; base of parietal spines curving strongly into occipital pit; first dorsal spine 1.35-1.4 in second spine (2 small but mature specimens) (Ref 42181).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenopsis pusilla

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 21
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5
Scale rows below lateral line 13 - 14
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 8
on upper limb 4
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 24

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 12
Soft-rays total 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3
Soft-rays total 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Yap, Sheryl
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