Morphology Data of Xanthichthys auromarginatus
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Females lack the blue chins of males and yellow margins on fins.

Description: Characterized by bluish grey body color with white spots on body in horizontal rows; chin and lower chic with large blue patch; first dorsal fin black; median fins with yellow margins; presence of deep groove in front of eye; longitudinal scale rows 42-47; scale rows on cheek separated by five horizontal grooves; moderately convex dorsal and ventral head profiles; body with series of longitudinal ridges bearing small spiny tubercles, ridges extending forward to pectoral fins; rounded to truncate, emarginate, and slightly double emarginate caudal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Xanthichthys auromarginatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 42 - 47
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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 27 - 30
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 25 - 27

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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