Morphology Data of Alticus saliens
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males occipital crest fleshy and well-developed (Ref. 90102).

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

Description: Dorsal fin XIV, 21-23; anal fin II, 25-27; pectoral rays 15; pelvic fin I,4; numerous movable jaw teeth; crenulated lips margin; lower lip without fleshy disc; males occipital crest fleshy and well-developed. Body elongate; depth at anal fin origin 7.6-8.5 in SL. Overall grey with alternating diffuse white and grey vertical bars; dorsal fin distal band orange; anal fin with yellow stripe on base (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alticus saliens

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 14 - 14
Soft-rays total 21 - 23
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 25 - 27

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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