Morphology Data of Starksia springeri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Baldwin, C.C., C.I. Castillo, L.A. Weigt and B.C. Victor, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: absence of orbital cirrus; trunk with irregular dark blotches on pale background; pectoral-fin base with relatively straight margins defining pale gap that separates two dark blotches; cheek with distinct dark and pale markings, the anterior part of cheek with prominent dark blotch, anteroventral and posterior margins of blotch well defined by pale regions; posterior pale area on cheek bordered posteriorly by thin, dark, anteroventral-to-posterodorsal streak of pigment along distal edge of preopercle (Ref. 86414).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Starksia springeri

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal 10 - 10
total 32 - 32

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 18 - 18
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 15 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   2 - 2
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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