Morphology Data of Enneanectes deloachorum
Identification keys
Main Ref. Victor, B.C., 2013
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 circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: belly, pectoral-fin base, and cheek naked, spiny preorbital bone in adults, snout blunt, 3 rows of scales above rear pored scales, first two rows about equal-sized, relatively short first dorsal fin (all characters of E. boehlkei complex); fourth and fifth body bars similarly dark and often much darker than preceding bars (which are about equal in intensity); accessory interspace bar or darkened patch between the fourth and fifth body bars; fifth bar sometimes narrower than the 4-5 interspace; 2 broad solid dark bands on the caudal fin; second dorsal fin with three rounded dark spots on the membranes near the spine bases and thin band of fine speckling on the outer rim of fin; anal fin with 3 or 4 dark patches; usually D III+XII-XIII+9 and A II,16-17; mode of 15 pored lateral-line scales and 22 scales in notched midline row (Ref. 93957).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneanectes deloachorum

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 15 - 16
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 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 15 - 16
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 16 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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