Morphology Data of Scorpaenodes albaiensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Eschmeyer, W.N., 1986
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by mottled reddish-brown color; lower gill cover with large dark spot; deeply notched dorsal fin; strongly projecting lower jaw; absence of nasal spine; supraocular tentacle present or absent; relatively slender body, depth 3.3-3.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenodes albaiensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 38 - 43
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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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