Morphology Data of Bellapiscis lesleyae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fricke, R., 1994
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks Spawning females have a larger body depth and width than males of the same size.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Diagnosis

With 17-22 soft anal fin rays, 17-25 lateral line scales, 35-42 +1 total lateral scale rows, and the body with an irregular or without a checker-board pattern, extending to level of belly.

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Bellapiscis lesleyae

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 17 - 25
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 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 18 - 21
Soft-rays total 10 - 15
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 17 - 22

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   3 - 3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
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