Morphology Data of Sargocentron wilhelmi
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 sub-terminal/inferior

Body red with 9 very narrow silvery white stripes following centers of scale rows, 6 of these extending to caudal base; head red with silvery reflections on operculum scales and an oblique white streak from above the middle of upper jaw to the base corner of the opercle. Five oblique scale rows on cheek; body moderately elongate, depth 2.95-3.25 in SL; head length (HL) 2.7-2.85 in SL; dorsal profile slightly convex; snout length 3.8-4.15 in HL; interorbital width 4.8-5.35 in HL; maxilla reaching from below front of pupil to center of the eye, upper jaw length 2.65-2.9 in HL; premaxillary groove reaching about a vertical at front edge of the orbit; rounded anterior end of nasal bone; medial margin of nasal bone terminating in a short retrorse spine; small nasal fossa without spinules on margin; serrate ridge along the upper edge of suborbital bones, without lateral spine; preopercular spine, 4.8-7.45 in HL; 2 opercular spine, the lower 1/2-3/4 length of the upper spine; 3rd to 5th dorsal spines longest, 1.95-2.35 in HL; 3rd anal spine 1.2-1.5 in HL (Ref. 27370).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sargocentron wilhelmi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 44 - 48
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 2.5 - 2.5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 15
on upper limb 5 - 7
total 17 - 22


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 16
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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