Morphology Data of Glaucosoma hebraicum
Identification keys
Main Ref. McKay, R.J., 1997
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Fourth ray of the dorsal fin produced into a white filament in mature males.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior

One dark vertical band through eye which may disappear with an increase in size; 11 dorsal fin rays and 9 anal fin rays. Supraclavicle not developed into a bony shield. Peritoneum and gill rakers pale; lateral line with 44 to 48 pored scales; juveniles with wide dark horizontal bands wider than interspaces.

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Glaucosoma hebraicum

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 44 - 48
Pored lateral line scales 44 - 48
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 10 - 10
Scale rows below lateral line 17 - 20
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 4 - 6
on upper limb 11 - 13


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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