Morphology Data of Etrumeus golanii
Identification keys
Main Ref. DiBattista, J.D., J.E. Randall and B.W. Bowen, 2012
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following: D 19-22; A 10-11; gill-rakers 13-15 + 33-36 (total 47-51); vertebrae 52-53; origin of pelvic fins about one-third eye diameter posterior to a vertical at rear end of dorsal fin base; colour when preserved in alcohol has the centre of scales on dorsal half of body blackish, the edges pale grey (pale edges progressively narrower posteriorly), ventral half of body abruptly silvery white; colour when fresh is iridescent blue-green dorsally on body, dark pigmentation as in alcohol preserved specimens, shading through bronze to silvery white on abdomen (Ref. 91762).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Etrumeus golanii

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 33 - 36
on upper limb 13 - 15
total 47 - 51
total 52 - 53


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 19 - 22
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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