Morphology Data of Setarches guentheri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Eschmeyer, W.N. and B.B. Collette, 1966
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Lateral line more or less a continuous trough covered by thin membranous scales, usually lost during capture (Ref. 10482). Second preopercular spine well developed, sub equal or longer than first and third (Ref. 11015). Pectoral rays 20-25, with a mode of 21 in Hawaii, 22 in the eastern Atlantic, and 23 in the western Atlantic (Ref. 11015). Interorbital width 7-9 % SL, narrower than in S. longimanus (Ref. 11015).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Setarches guentheri

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 12 - 14
on upper limb 6 - 7
total 19 - 21


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 11 - 13
Soft-rays total 9 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   20 - 25
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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