Morphology Data of Pterygotrigla macrorhynchus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Richards, W.J. and T. Yato, 2014
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section angular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is distinguished by the following characters: long (17-24% SL) and wide snout; snout and head with depressed profile (15-30°); antrorse rostral spine absent; rostral spines long and slender (10-28% SL); bucklers at base of D1 fin, no spines along D2 fin bases (Ref. 95016).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pterygotrigla macrorhynchus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 19
on upper limb 1 - 3
preanal 11 - 11
total 26 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 10
Soft-rays total 11 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Casal, Christine Marie V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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