Morphology Data of Sunagocia sainsburyi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Knapp, L.W. and H. Imamura, 2004
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 has the following characters: preorbital spines 4-5; total gill rakers on the first arch 5; bony expansion of the suborbital ridge upper base on cheek with 1-2 rows of small spines; maxilla reaching to below middle eye; papilla on upper surface of eye absent; ethmoid with a series of spines and several pairs of nasal spines; supraorbital and suborbital ridges with numerous smaller spines; no sensory tubules on cheek area below the suborbital ridge (Ref. 76979).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sunagocia sainsburyi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 52 - 52
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 5 - 5
total 27 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 9
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 19
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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