Morphology Data of Labrisomus conditus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Sazima, I., A. Carvalho-Filho, J.L. Gasparini and C. Sazima, 2009
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Labrisomus conditus sp. n. differs from its Western Atlantic congeners (Springer 1959a,

Sazima et al. 2002) by the following combination of characters: nuchal cirri when depressed not reaching dorsal-fin origin, 68 to 73 lateral line scales, first and second dorsal-fin spines slightly shorter than third spine and not flexible, numerous pale dots overall (light blue in life), opercular dark spot with incomplete and

diffuse broad pale margin (orange in life) (Ref. 80465).

Body entirely scaly except for interpelvic space, pectoral axilla, head and opercle; scales present oncaudal and pectoral-fin bases, basal portion of whole dorsal-fin and anal-fin membranes. Numerous branched canals and pores on head, one branch from pre-opercular series extending onto upper opercle. A single well-developed row of conical slightly recurved teeth on each jaw, and an inner closeset patch of much smaller, villiform teeth. Distal teeth on upper jaw larger than proximal ones. Vomerine teeth in a ā€œVā€ pattern, the apical and centralmost one at least 5 times larger than remainder, the latter arranged in 2ā€“3 rows (Ref. 80465).

Color pattern: adult males variable; body grayish or reddish brown to dark brown crossed by four darker irregular bars, sometimes with fainter and shorter ones between them, with scattered irregular pale spots (less conspicuous on dark individuals, and faint or absent in preservation) (Ref. 80465).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Labrisomus conditus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 68 - 73
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 18
Soft-rays total 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2
Soft-rays total 17 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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