Morphology Data of Sorsogona humerosa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Knapp, L.W. and P.C. Heemstra, 2011
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is distinguished by the following characters: l2 soft dorsal- and anal-fin rays; pelvic fins with several dark blotches; anterior lateral line scales with a small spine; 10-11 gill rakers on first arch; circa 8 horizontal scale rows above lateral line; lower lip without papillae; 2 vertical dark bands on caudal fin (Ref. 86965).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sorsogona humerosa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 53 - 53
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 8
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 11
total 27 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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