Morphology Data of Helcogramma atauroensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Fricke, R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2017
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species belonging to the Helcogramma steinitzi species complex is distinguished by the following characters: first dorsal fin beginning above preopercle, D1 III, D2 XIV-XV, D3 9-11; one symphyseal mandibular pore (total pores 9-11); tubular pored lateral line scales 19-23; head profile about 70ยบ to horizontal; nape scaleless; males with a red anal fin, no melanophores, black pelvic fins; females with 6 oblique bars (Ref. 114924).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Helcogramma atauroensis

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

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