Morphology Data of Emblemariopsis dianae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tyler, J.C. and P.A. Hastings, 2004
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

The males of this species are unique among the species of its congeners in having a bright orange flag on the distal one-third to one-fourth of the anterior region of the spinous dorsal fin, the color is mostly confined to between the first and third spines (tapering in some larger specimens to terminate posteriorly between third and fourth spines, with much less orange color in the tapering region) and without a chalky white band along the ventral margin of the orange flag; modally with 3 mandibular sensory pores (Ref. 78428).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Emblemariopsis dianae

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
preanal 11 - 11
total 36 - 37


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 20 - 20
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 20 - 20

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   3 - 3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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