Morphology Data of Suezichthys notatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Russell, B.C., 1985
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

With five predorsal scales; two cheek scale rows behind eye, three below eye. A low scaly sheath at bases of dorsal and anal fins. Scales large.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Suezichthys notatus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 26
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 2.5 - 2.5
Scale rows below lateral line 7.5 - 7.5
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 16 - 20
Vertebrae
preanal 9 - 9
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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