Morphology Data of Sebastapistes cyanostigma
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Yellow and white spots on body; no dark bars on underside of head (Ref. 4313).

Description: Characterized by pink to reddish body color with yellow blotches and yellowish fins; ctenoid scales; presence of palatine teeth; double suborbital ridge with blunt spine at end; absence of coronal spines; lacrimal with five spines, three extending ventrally over upper lip; lower opercular spine not preceded by ridge; depth of body 2.7-2.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sebastapistes cyanostigma

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 24 - 25
Scales in lateral series 50 - 55
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 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
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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