Morphology Data of Polydactylus nigripinnis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Motomura, H., M. Okamoto and Y. Iwatsuki, 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Body uniformly golden-silver. Pectoral fin rays unbranched, blackish; tip of uppermost filament reaching to or just short of level of posterior tip of upper part of pectoral fin (Ref. 41110).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Polydactylus nigripinnis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 46 - 50
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 7
Scale rows below lateral line 11 - 11
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 24 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  rays very elongated
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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