Morphology Data of Sillaginops macrolepis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kaga, T., 2013
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Diagnosis

Body is yellowish, darker above, with a diffuse silvery midlateral stripe; dorsal fins dusky with a narrow blackish margin. Juveniles with a series of small brown spots, on each side along the back at the base of the dorsal fins, first dot at commencement of spinous dorsal fin, second about middle of spinous dorsal fin, third below fourth dorsal fin ray, fourth below eleventh dorsal-fin ray, and last spot below end of second dorsal fin.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sillaginops macrolepis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 51 - 56
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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 34 - 34

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 19 - 21
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 19 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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