Morphology Data of Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Poss, S.G., J.E. McCosker and C.C. Baldwin, 2010
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is characterized by the following: 18-20 pectoral fin rays with the dorsalmost unbranched rays abruptly longer than the ventralmost branched rays; snout elongated 13-15% SL; dorsal spines relatively elongated; body with distinct broad, orange or orange red vertical bars that extend onto the fins; short nasal spines, bifid or absent in some specimens; suborbital ridge with spines extended laterally to form a shelf; vertical scale rows 43-51 (Ref. 83997).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 23 - 26
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
on upper limb
total 15 - 16
preanal 9 - 9
total 24 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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