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

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Body colors highly variable and best identified by the patterns on the fins (Ref. 48635). Lower 2 pectoral rays are entirely free and used as "walking" legs and the inner face of the fin is brightly colored (Ref. 37816).

Description: Characterized by dark mottling and spots on body; inner black zone with white streaks on inside surface of pectoral fin, with whitish middle zone and outer zone of grey to yellow with pale spots; first three dorsal spines broadly connected with membrane, remaining spines with membrane on less than basal one-third; slightly elevated eyes; absence of scales; longer snout than postorbital length; depth of body about 3.5-3.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Inimicus didactylus

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 9
on upper limb 1 - 3
total 9 - 11
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 15 - 17
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 10 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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