Morphology Data of Selar crumenophthalmus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal

Description: Dorsal very blue-green or metallic blue, ventral silver or white; stripe (may be absent) yellow from gill opening upper end to caudal peduncle upper part; opercle edge with black spot. Body elongate and compressed moderately; profile, dorsal less convex than ventral. Eyes very large, shorter than snout length; adipose eyelid very well developed, covers the eye almost entirely. LL curved part equal or slightly shorter than straight part 0.7 to 1.3 times; LL scales 48-56 on curved part, 0-11 on straight part; LL scutes 29 to 42, small. Cleithrum with furrow, deep, ventral; large papilla immediately about furrow, small papilla near dorsal edge. Pectoral fins falcate; anal fins first two spines detached. (Ref. 2334, 55763, 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Selar crumenophthalmus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 90 - 91
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 27 - 31
on upper limb 9 - 12
total 36 - 43


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 24 - 27
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 21 - 23

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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