Morphology Data of Sebastolobus altivelis
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 very strong - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic, parietal and nuchal spines present, coronal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Spiny ridge on sub-orbital bone; gill chamber mostly dark; third dorsal spine longest; slight notch on pectoral fin (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin slightly rounded (Ref. 6885). Red rockfish with some black on fins (Ref. 27437).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sebastolobus altivelis

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 21 - 26
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 15 - 16
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark)

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 4 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 24
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 Garilao, Cristina V.
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