Morphology Data of Monodactylus falciformis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C., 1986
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

Adults silvery with dusky dorsal and anal lobes; juveniles dusky with dark vertical bars (Ref. 5400).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Monodactylus falciformis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 51 - 58
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 22 - 24
on upper limb 9 - 9
total 31 - 33
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 25 - 30
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 25 - 29

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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