Morphology Data of Sargocentron marisrubri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1998
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal

Sudan fish with light red body, silvery iridescence dorsally, pinkish silvery white ventrally, with faint alternating silvery white and light red stripes following the scale rows; Gulf of Aqaba fish golden yellow body, dorsal scales edged with orange-red; with broad pale yellow stripes following centers of scale rows; 5 oblique scale rows on cheek; body depth 2.7-2.95 in SL; head length (HL) 2.5-2.75 in SL; snout length 3.4-3.95 in HL; interorbital width 7.75-5.7 in HL; slender caudal peduncle, depth 3.9-4.65 in HL; mouth terminal; maxilla extending from below center of the eye to nearly vertical at rear edge of the pupil; upper jaw length 2.15-2.3 in HL; surface or medial edge of nasal bone spineless; moderately large nasal fossa spineless or with 1or 2 spinules on margin; side of first suborbital bone beneath the anterior part of orbit without lateral or retrorse spine, however, the low ridge has occasional, indistinct, recumbent serrae continuing along the upper edge of suborbital series; preopercular spine 3.55-5.0 in HL; longest dorsal spines 2.0-2.3 in HL; 3rd anal spine 1.35-1.44 in HL (Ref. 27370).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sargocentron marisrubri

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 35 - 36
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 10 - 11
on upper limb 6 - 7
total 16 - 18


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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