Morphology Data of Etrumeus makiawa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and J.D. DiBattista, 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

A species of Etrumeus with dorsal rays 18 – 20; anal rays 9 – 11; pectoral rays 15 – 16 (usually 15); gill rakers 13 – 16 + 34 – 36 (total 48 – 51); branchiostegal rays 16; vertebrae 54 or 55; body depth 5.05 – 5.55 in SL; head length 4.05 – 4.15 in SL; eye larger than snout length, 2.85 – 3.25 in head length; interorbital width 4.6 – 5.15 in head length; dorsal fin near middle of body, the predorsal length 2.15 – 2.2 in SL; origin of pelvic fins about one-third eye diameter posterior to a vertical at rear base of dorsal fin; color in alcohol brown on upper half of body, abruptly silvery white below; front of snout dark brown dorsally; operculum silvery yellow with a dark blotch dorsally; fins translucent brownish yellow; color when fresh dark purplish blue dorsally, the scale centers silvery, shading to silvery lavender on sides and ventrally; head mainly black dorsally, especially anterior end of snout, silvery ventrally and over operculum; dorsal and caudal fins purple (Ref. 89185).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Etrumeus makiawa

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


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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