Morphology Data of Stiphodon zebrinus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Watson, R.E., G.R. Allen and M. Kottelat, 1998
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

Second dorsal fin with 10 segmented rays; first dorsal fin with spine 4 filamentous in males; male with 10 dusky bars laterally from pectoral base extending posteriorly hypural base; and female with 8 or 9 dusky bars being shorter than male.

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Stiphodon zebrinus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 32 - 32
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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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