Morphology Data of Enneapterygius fasciatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Holleman, W., 2005
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

Pectoral-fin rays 15-16, at least some branched; caudal peduncle with distinct dark bar or marking; body with well defined vertical or oblique dark bars; pored lateral-line scales 13-16 (usually 15-16); anal fin rays 17; body bars oblique; second dorsal fin without black spot; caudal peduncle bar narrow, lying at base of caudal peduncle; anal fin with 6-7 dark basal spots, which are dark blue in life.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneapterygius fasciatus

Lateral Lines 2 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 30 - 32
Pored lateral line scales 13 - 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)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 14 - 16
Soft-rays total 9 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
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