Morphology Data of Enneapterygius pallidus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Holleman, W. and S.V. Bogorodsky, 2012
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

Diagnosis: Dorsal fins III + XIII-XIV + 10-11; anal fin I, 21-22; pectoral rays 13-14: 3 + 5-6 + 5, some branched. LL, pored scales 10-11, notched scales 26-27, starting at 2 scale rows below the end of the pored series; nape and abdomen scaleless. Body depth 5.0-6.0 in SL. Head 3.4-4.7 in SL; dentary pores 2+2+2; eyes large, diameter 3.0-3.5 in head length; orbital cirrus small and lobate; supratemporal sensory canal U-shaped; first dorsal fin about equal or may be lower in height to second. Key features are: body anteriorly greenish, remainder of body transparent, with bars 8-9 narrow, faint orange; female first dorsal fin lower than second, male same height as second; membrane between first two spines pigmented (Ref. 57774, 88983).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneapterygius pallidus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 10 - 11
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 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 16 - 17
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 21 - 22

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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