Morphology Data of Vanmanenia striata
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Li, X., W. Zhou and X.-J. Che, 2019
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 elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished from the congeners belonging to the barred group in Vanmanenia by the following set of characters: dorsal part of the head covered with several dark brown vermiculations (vs. a large black blotch in V. microcephala, V. crassicauda, V. serrilineata); gill opening larger, with its upper angle level to the middle point of the eye (vs. opening smaller and its upper angle level with the lower edge of the eye in V. microcephala); flank with 16-21 vermiculations with widths smaller than the eye diameter (vs. 10-21 regular bars with widths approximately equal to the eye diameter in V. microcephala); dorsal part of body with 7-9 black saddles (vs. 4-5 in V. microcephala, V. crassicauda, V. serrilineata); patch of the caudal-fin base dissociated, not connected to the upper and lower margins of the caudal peduncle (vs. complete and not connected to the upper and lower margins of the caudal peduncle in V. tetraloba); flank with 16-21 vermiculations with widths smaller than the eye diameter (vs. 10-21 regular bars with widths approximately equal to the eye diameter in V. tetraloba) (Ref. 120400).

Description: Body depth 15.6-16.7% SL; caudal peduncle 2.0 times longer than deep; 19-23 bars on body in adults, 5-6 (not including a spot at caudal-fin base which results from the break down of a large blotch on caudal fin) in juveniles (Ref. 36949). Differs from other members of the genus Vanmanenia in having irregular vertical bands and larger number of the pectoral rays (Ref. 39389).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Vanmanenia striata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 92 - 98
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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