Morphology Data of Sillago suezensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Golani, D., R. Fricke and Y. Tikochinski, 2014
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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: swimbladder divided posteriorly into 2 tapering extensions projecting below the vertebral column extending into the tail musculature; no scales on the preoperculum and on most of the operculum; 34 total number of vertebrae; swimbladder with lateral extensions each spreading a blind tubule anterolaterally; nostrils at the level of the upper quarter of the orbit with anterior nostril having a small flap and nearly round posterior nostril situated close to the first (Ref. 94953).


Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sillago suezensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 63 - 74
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 8 - 10
on upper limb 3 - 4
preanal 13 - 13
total 34 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 11 - 13
Soft-rays total 19 - 22
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 18 - 22

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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