Morphology Data of Helcogramma cerasina
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Williams, J.T. and J.C. Howe, 2003
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

A species of Helcogramma (sensu Hansen, 1986) with 1-2 symphisial mandibular sensory pores, second dorsal fin spines XIV-XV (typically XIV), last ribs modally on vertebral centrum 12, vertebrae modally 11+27=38, 23-29 pored lateral line scales, nape without scales, and males with anal fin red in life becoming translucent in preservative.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Helcogramma cerasina

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 23 - 29
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 37 - 39

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 17 - 18
Soft-rays total 10 - 13
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 19 - 22

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Spines     1
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Hilomen, Teresa
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