Morphology Data of Synagrops philippinensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Diagnosis

Resembles S. japonicus and S. analis but distinguished by the following characters: pelvic spine with distinct serration on the anterior edge; 2 spines and 7 soft rays in anal fin; 16 rays in pectoral fin; and small body size (less than 10 cm). Body blackish -brown dorsally, paler ventrally.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Synagrops philippinensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 28 - 32
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 13
on upper limb 2 - 4
total
Vertebrae
preanal 10 - 10
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes first fin ray very elongated
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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