Morphology Data of Sueviota atrinasa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Winterbottom, R. and D.F. Hoese, 1998
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 9 soft rays; second dorsal spines filamentous in males. Anterior nasal tube elongate, 10-15% HL, black except at extreme base. An oblique black spot behind orbit, followed by 2 black vertical bars on each side of the nape. Presence of an anterior and, usually, a posterior interorbital pore; a postocular and an infraorbital pore; preopercular pores absent (Ref. 39927); characterized further by longitudinal scale series 24; ctenoid scales on body except cycloid near midline of abdomen and anterolaterally behind lower pectoral fin base; scaleless head, nape, pectoral fin base and breast; depth of body 4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sueviota atrinasa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 24
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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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