Morphology Data of Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. White, W.T., P.R. Last and L. Baje, 2015
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 flattened
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales

This small species of Aetomylaeus (reaching about 59.0 cm DW) is distinguisehd by the following set of characters: dorsal surface greenish to yellowish brown with a series of 7 transverse pale bluish bands which is sometimes faint; no dark spots or blotches; whitish ventral surface; usually the pectoral fins are not dusky distally; the tail is rather long (1.5-1.8 times DW); without stinging spine; head is short and narrow; fleshy rostral lobe, relatively broad, short, and with a rounded apex; teeth in 7 rows in each jaw, and with a broad median row flanked by 3 smaller rows on each side; dorsal-fin origin at level with pelvic-fin insertions; 84-88 pectoral-fin radials (excluding concealed propterygial radials anterior of eyes); 80- 86 total vertebral centra (including synarcual); 14 or 15 pelvic radials (excluding clasper) in males; 20 or 21 pelvic radials in females (Ref. 103981).

Description: This species and A. nichofii differ from their congeners in having a dorsal pattern of 7-8 transverse pale blue bands; disc of adult female of this species is longer compared to adult female of A. nichofii (Ref. 103981).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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