Morphology Data of Terelabrus rubrovittatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and P. Fourmanoir, 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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal

Body elongate, depth 6.2-6.3 in SL; head and anterior body cylindrical; eye large, 3.55-4.2 in HL; interorbital space nearly flat, 5.0-5.5 in HL; two pairs of large, well-space, recurved canine teeth anteriorly in each jaw; remaining conical teeth uniserial and small except for canine at corner of mouth; distinctive red-striped pattern consisting of midlateral red stripe from front of lips, faintly through eye, and continuing to end of caudal fin and a narrow red stripe dorsally on head and body.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Terelabrus rubrovittatus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 42 - 43
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line 12 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 15


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 12 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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