Morphology Data of Scorpaenodes minor
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
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
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Nasal spine absent. Middle pectoral-fin rays extremely elongated.

Description: Characterized by brown to reddish brown color; lower gill cover with large dark spot; often, side below dorsal fin notch with whitish bar; deeply notched dorsal fin; strongly projecting lower jaw; supraocular tentacle present or absent; relatively slender body, depth 3.2-3.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenodes minor

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 21 - 22
Scales in lateral series 29 - 34
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 14
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
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 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 16
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 Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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