Morphology Data of Sewellia albisuera
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J., 2003
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Dorsum of head, body and paired fin bases with whitish reticulated or whitish spotted pattern; faint dark grey axial stripe covering three scale rows; skin around lateral line pores whitish; posterior part of pectoral fin with 5-7 faint annular bands; 20-21 branched pelvic fin rays; 49-54+2 lateral line scales; pelvic fin origin below dorsal fin origin; pectoral fin origin posterior to corner of mouth; pelvic fin reaching anal fin origin; small soft elevated patches of fine tubercles on first pectoral fin rays in males; tubercles on simple pectoral fin ray not enlarged; absence of cavity around mouth and absence of skin-fold between oropectoral membrane and ventral surface of head (Ref. 51729).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sewellia albisuera

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 49 - 54
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
total 31 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   21 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   21 - 22
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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