Morphology Data of Sicyopterus squamosissimus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Keith, P., C. Lord, F. Busson, S. Sauri, N. Hubert and R. Hadiaty, 2015
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males have an elongate urogenital papilla in appearance with distal tip rounded (vs. bulbous bilobed urogenital papilla in females).

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

Sicyopterus squamosissimus is distinguished by having two lateral clefts on crenulated upper lip, a second dorsal fin with one spine and 10 segmented rays, filamentous second and third rays of the first dorsal fin, 61-66 lateral scales, 21-26 predorsal scales and 17-22 transverse back scales, and a reddish caudal fin in male with a slight blue line on the upper and lower parts (Ref. 106177).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sicyopterus squamosissimus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 61 - 66
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
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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