Morphology Data of Ernogrammus zhirmunskii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Markevich, A.I. and V.E. Kharin, 2011
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is distinguished from its congeners in having 7 body sensory canals, including one short canal in the middle of belly; anal fin rays with one short rigid spine posteriormost (I 28-30 I); with one narrow white stripe between two wide black ones on the base of pelvic fin, and one dark blotch on the dorsal fin anteriorly (Ref. 86739).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ernogrammus zhirmunskii

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
total 12 - 12
preanal 14 - 16
total 44 - 47


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 41 - 42
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 28 - 30

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    thoracic
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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