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Morphology Data of Scorpaenodes barrybrowni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Baldwin, C.C., D.E. Pitassy and D.R. Robertson, 2016
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D soft rays 8; pectoral-fin rays 16-17, rays 11-12 (from uppermost ray) are noticeably longer than rest in smallest four type specimens; caudal-fin rays 25-27; vertebrae 8 precaudal + 16 caudal = 24; spines on suborbital ridge 4 (rarely 5); no secondary suborbital ridge spines; 2 prominent round to oblong pores in suborbital sensory canal immediately ventral to suborbital ridge; absence of coronal, interorbital, upper post temporal and postorbital spines; incomplete lateral line, 8-10 pored scales extending from behind supracleithral spine to mid body; cirri associated with

nasal, supraocular, and parietal spines and present on posteroventral projection of lacrimal

and upper left quadrant of the orbit; no cirri associated with postocular, tympanic,

supracleithral, and lower posttemporal spines; relatively elongate body, its depth at origin

of dorsal fin 30-32% SL, depth at caudal peduncle 9-10% SL; when alive, colour bright

orange-red with several reddish-brown bars on posterior portion of trunk, the pectoral fin

with vivid yellow spots interspersed with bright orange-red spots (Ref. 109716).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenodes barrybrowni

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 8 - 10
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 9 - 12
on upper limb 5 - 6
total 14 - 18
preanal 8 - 8
total 24 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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