Morphology Data of Pseudanthias cooperi
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 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

Males develop an incomplete crimson bar in the middle of their sides (Ref. 37816).

Description: Characterized by males red to pale pink color with silver-white streak below eye, short, narrow red bar on middle of side, caudal fin red and pale-edged; females similar to males but has pale caudal fin with red tips and lacks red bar on side of body; greatest depth of body 2.8-3.2 in SL; absence of fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip in males; absence of prolonged dorsal spines, last spine longest; lunate caudal fin with filamentous tips in males (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudanthias cooperi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 48 - 52
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 - 27
on upper limb 8 - 11
total 30 - 38
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 15 - 17
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; with dorsal and ventral filament

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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