Morphology Data of Scarus zelindae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Moura, R.L., J.L. de Figueiredo and I. Sazima, 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
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
Diagnosis

Predorsal scales 7. Uppermost cheek row with 6 scales. Dark anal fin with white margin. Dark lateral band of IP individuals with 4 white blotches. Terminal phase individuals with an orange stripe on dorsal and anal fins but without the yellow area adjacent to the pectoral fin. Branchiostegal rays 15. Inferior mouth, gape slightly oblique (Ref. 40827).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scarus zelindae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 2 - 2
Scale rows below lateral line 6.5 - 6.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 47 - 52
Vertebrae
preanal
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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