Morphology Data of Micropercops dabryi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Patzner, R.A., J.L. Van Tassell, M. Kovačić and B.G. Kapoor, 2011
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
Type of scales

Distinguished from other genera by having the following characteristics: moderately developed cephalic sensory canals; separated right and left gill membrane, attachment points of each side very close together, gill opening extending to vertical from posterior end of preoperculum and posterior edge of eye; incompletely fused first and second epurals, consequently two epurals present; long and ribbon-like shaped gill rakers on lower half of outer surface of first gill arch without spine; absence of lateral line; absence of connection between oculoscapular and preopercular canals; absence of furrow from mid-lateral scales; normal shaped sensory papilla, without barbel like projections; interorbital width nearly equal to eye diameter; cycloid predorsal scales, reaching posterior part of interorbital space; branched 5th pelvic fin ray; absence of distal radial of first-dorsal fin element; presence of suborbital bone; absence of lateral extrascapula; prevomerine teeth absent; ventral transverse shelf on posterior half of urohyal present; gill rakers separated on inner part of 4th ceratobranchial; presence of anterior projection on anterior tip of metapterygoid; absence of overlap with lower part of ectopterygoid and quadrate (Ref. 92840).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Micropercops dabryi

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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