Morphology Data of Meiacanthus luteus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1997
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Males with prolonged pelvic fins and caudal-fin lobes; extending from front of snout through eye and caudal-fin base is a midlateral dark brown to black stripe; another dark brown stripe commencing above eye and passing dorsally on body at base of dorsal fin; head and body between 2 stripes bright yellow, below white (Ref. 27362).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Meiacanthus luteus

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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 26 - 28
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 16 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
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