Morphology Data of Epinnula pacifica
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ho, H.-C., H. Motomura, H. Hata and W.-C. Jiang, 2017
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its only congener by the following characters: D XV-XVI, I, 17-18; A III, 15-16; the longest second dorsal-fin ray 2.3-2.9 in HL; pectoral fin long, 1.5-1.8 in HL; pelvic fin short, 1.4-3.2 in HL; the origin of the anal fin is behind that of second dorsal fin; scales on upper lateral-line 185-208, on vertical part of lower lateral line 66-81, on horizontal part of lower lateral line 172-199 (Ref. 117889).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Epinnula pacifica

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 16 - 16
total 32 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 17 - 17
Soft-rays total 18 - 18
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 16 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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