Morphology Data of Sebastes kiyomatsui
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kai, Y. and T. Nakabo, 2004
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Distinguished by the following characters: lower edge of lachrymal with 2 sharp preorbital spines; no suborbital spines; parietal spine present; upper edge of lachrymal with a small ridge; soft anal fin rays 6 (rarely 5); pectoral fin rays 16 (rarely 17); lower 7 (rarely 8) pectoral fin rays unbranched; black blotch on opercle not extending to subopercle; body red with indistinct crimson marks when fresh; blackish region of oral cavity extending to posterior edge of prevomer and palatine; tongue black (Ref. 58305).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sebastes kiyomatsui

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 12 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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