Morphology Data of Pseudogramma pectoralis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and C.C. Baldwin, 1997
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Body yellow with a faint brown reticulum, shading to pinkish white on abdomen and thorax; fins yellow. Head pale pink. Opercle with an ocellated black spot as large as the eye. A blackish red stripe, edged in pale pink and red, from eye to opercular spot. No dermal flap or small tentacle dorsally on eye. Long tubular anterior nostril at front of snout; when laid back not reaching posterior nostril. Lateral line incomplete. Longitudinal scale series 52-53. Snout length 5-5.1 in head. Caudal-peduncle depth 3.1-3.2 in head; short length 6.2 in head. Pectoral fins long, 2.65-2.85 in SL (Ref. 27020).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudogramma pectoralis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 16 - 16
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 52 - 53
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 10
on upper limb 5 - 5
total 25 - 25
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 21 - 23
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 18 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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