Morphology Data of Canthigaster leoparda
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by pale brown body color with clusters of irregular brown spots on side; yellow snout and head with blue lines across top; mid forehead with blue-edged brown spot; small blue spots on side, more numerous ventrally; depth of body at origin of anal fin 2.2-2.7 in SL; head length 2.3-2.5 in SL; snout length1.6-1.7 in head length; caudal peduncle depth 2.0-2.7 in head length; slightly rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Canthigaster leoparda

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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