Morphology Data of Pampus cinereus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Liu, J., C. Li and P. Ning, 2013
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: D 37-41; A 36-41; anterior rays of dorsal and anal fins have distinct falcate lobes, preceded by 5-10 small blade-like spines embedded in skin and not obvious in larger specimens; anterior lobe of anal fin is greatly extended, reaching behind the peduncle; first anal fin ray originate below 5 th-6 th dorsal fin ray; pectoral fins are extremely long (mean 44.8% of SL); caudal fin deeply forked, with the lower lobe usually longer than the upper one; gill rakers vestigial with 7-10 minute tubercular-like spinules; total vertebrae 36, precaudal 15 and caudal vertebrae 21 (Ref. 95516).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pampus cinereus

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 6 - 8
on upper limb 1 - 2
total 7 - 10
preanal 15 - 15
total 36 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 37 - 41
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 36 - 41

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   20 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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