Morphology Data of Sillago caudicula
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kaga, T., H. Imamura and K. Nakaya, 2010
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 of the subgenus Sillago is distinguished by the following characters: small head (29.0-30.1% SL); A 23-24; total vertebrae 35-36; body depth at origin of second dorsal fin slightly deeper than that at origin of first dorsal fin; fused or narrowly separated first and second hypurals; fused third and fourth hypurals; midline of body with 11 dusky spots (Ref. 85602).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sillago caudicula

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 11 - 11
on upper limb 4 - 4
total 15 - 15
preanal 14 - 15
total 35 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 22 - 23
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 23 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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