Morphology Data of Albula koreana
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kwun, H.J. and J.K. Kim, 2011
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 other (see Diagnosis)
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: anterior contour of the lower jaw rather pointed; posterior tip of the pelvic fin reaching anterior margin of the anus; anterior tip of the tooth patch on mesopterygoid in front of the tooth patch on the parasphenoid; 77-80 pored lateral line scales; 77-78 vertebrae; body elongated, slightly compressed; conical snout, inferior mouth; 2 nostrils on each side, anterior and posterior ones separated by membrane, posterior one larger than anterior one; protruding upper jaw, maxillary not reaching to anterior border of eye; small patches of villiform teeth on upper and lower jaw; well-developed adipose tissue covering eyes and around eyes, except the pupil; small and rudimentary gill rakers; all fins comprising only soft fin rays; large dorsal fin, located in the middle part of body; anal fin small, located in the posterior part of body; dorsal and anal fin rays gradually become short posteriorly, but last dorsal and anal fin rays slightly elongated; pectoral fin positioned at the ventral part of body; pelvic fin abdominal, its origin below the 12th dorsal fin ray; well-developed axillary scales at the upper base of pectoral and pelvic fins; deeply forked caudal fin, upper lobe slightly longer than lower lobe; body fully covered with cycloid scales, except head and fins (exposed); lateral and dorsal scales with 3 grooves inside, but the lateral scales on the outside exposed region are shorter than the dorsal scales; pored lateral line begins at the upper margin of operculum, extending beyond the caudal fin base in a straight line (Ref. 87083).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Albula koreana

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 77 - 80
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 77 - 78

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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