Morphology Data of Cephalopholis igarashiensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Distinguished by having the following characteristics: body depth 2.0-2.4 in SL; body width 2.3-2.6 in depth; caudal peduncle depth equal to or greater than length; head length 2.3-2.5 in SL; dorsal head profile straight or slightly concave to above eye, nape markedly convex; flat interorbital area; rounded preopercle, finely serrate, ventral serrae slightly enlarged, lower edge irregular but hidden by skin; subopercle and interopercle finely serrate; distinctly convex upper edge of operculum; maxilla naked, reaching vertical at rear edge of eye, prominent knob on ventral rear corner; ctenoid body scales, without auxiliaries (Ref. 089707).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cephalopholis igarashiensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 60 - 65
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 101 - 117
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 16 - 17
on upper limb 8 - 9
total 24 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 14 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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