Morphology Data of Zebrasoma desjardinii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by grey body color with orange-marginated dark grey bars; lower side of body with large orange spots; head with pair of blackish bars; small orange spots on snout and breast; median fins with conspicuous pale spots; caudal peduncle with retractable spine present on each side; extremely elevated and sail-like dorsal fin; greatest depth of body 1.8-2.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Zebrasoma desjardinii

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
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 27 - 31
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 22 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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