Morphology Data of Scorpaenopsis orientalis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E and W.N. Eschmeyer, 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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

About one-half of eye projecting above dorsal profile of head; interorbital space V-shaped and deep, the maximum depth about 2.5 in orbit diameter; third dorsal spine usually longest (2.15-2.5 in head length); first dorsal spine 2.0-2.5 in second spine; snout length 2.8-3.05 in head length (Ref 42181).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenopsis orientalis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 23 - 24
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 9
Scale rows below lateral line 15 - 16
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 11
on upper limb 5
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 24

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Yap, Sheryl
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