Morphology Data of Sebastes babcocki
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
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

Head spines strong to moderate - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic (may be absent), coronal and parietal spines present, nuchals usually absent (Ref. 27437). 2nd anal fin spine longer than 3rd (Ref. 27436). Posterior margin of caudal fin almost straight (Ref. 6885). Light pink to red with 4 darker red vertical bars on body (the first extending from front of dorsal to the base of pectoral, the last found on the caudal peduncle), the bars more prominent on smaller fish; 1 dark bar radiating from each eye (Ref. 27436).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sebastes babcocki

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
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 30 - 31
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 13 - 15
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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