Morphology Data of Lutjanus rufolineatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Grey with numerous yellow stripes. Juveniles with a small black side-spot that shows intermittently in adults (Ref. 48635). Adult with horizontal stripes yellow faint on sides and black spot on soft dorsal-fin anterior. Median fins yellow, pectoral-fin axil brown upper side. Dorsal scale rows obliquely rising above lateral line. Preopercular notch developed moderately Body depth 2.4-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lutjanus rufolineatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 45 - 48
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 13 - 15
on upper limb 6 - 7
total 20 - 23
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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