Morphology Data of Sineleotris saccharae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Herre, A.W.C.T., 1940
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished from other genera by having the following characteristics: small lateral extrascapula present; absence of lateral line; absence of connection between oculoscapular and preopercular canals; absence of furrow from mid-lateral scales; complete cephalic sensory canals; two groups of sensory papillae on chin, often united; sensory papillae on tip of snout forming transverse pattern; normal shaped sensory papilla, without forming barbel like projection; right and left gill membrane united at vertical from mid-point of pupil; wide gill opening, extending to a vertical from mid-point of pupil; interorbital width narrower or equal to eye diameter; cycloid predorsal scales; branched 5th pelvic ray; presence of distal radial of first-dorsal fin element; suborbital bone present; three epurals; absence of prevomerine teeth; presence of ventral transverse shelf on posterior half of urohyal; long and finger-like gill rakers on lower half outer surface of first gill arch with small spines; gill rakers separated on inner part of 4th ceratobtranchial; absence of anterior projection on anterior tip of metapterygoid; absence of connection between mesopterygoid and metapterygoid; absence of overlap with lower part of ectopterygoid and quadrate (Ref. 92840).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sineleotris saccharae

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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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