Morphology Data of Symphodus caeruleus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Almada, V.C., F. Almada, M. Henriques, R.S. Santos and A. Brito, 2002
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Modal count of rays on dorsal fin 26 and anal fin 14; scales on lateral line 33-34; dark blue coloration of the males during spawning season (Ref. 35939).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Symphodus caeruleus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 34
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 11
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 13 - 15
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 17 - 18
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 5 - 6
Soft-rays total 7 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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