Morphology Data of Sueviota pyrios
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W. and J. Randall, 2017
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,8, with the first 2 spines filamentous; A I,8; 16 pectoral-fin rays, all unbranched; pelvic fins long, the longest one reaching middle of urogenital papilla, all rays are branched; without pelvic frenum; presence of cephalic sensory-canal pores POP, NA, AITO, PITO, SOT, and AOT; colouration in life light orange-red, each scale with a bright orange-red arc, dorsal-fin and caudal-fin elements with prominent rows of red spots; 2 vertically aligned, well-separated, reddish clusters of chromatophores on pectoral-fin base, each with a blackish mark at center of cluster (Ref. 114856).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sueviota pyrios

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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