Morphology Data of Siphamia fistulosa
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Caudal peduncle deep and long. Caudal fin small. Has 7 spines in first dorsal fin and general color of fish is yellowish brown with silvery speckles (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by presence of dense red orange dots on top of head, snout, eye, jaws, throat; reddish scale margins on body; pattern of scattered dark brown dots on light organ; lateral line incomplete with 8-13 tubed scales; greatest depth of body 2.3-2.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Siphamia fistulosa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 8 - 13
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
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 - 9
on upper limb 1 - 1
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Santos, Kristine
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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