Morphology Data of Ulua mentalis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Description: Dorsal bluish green, ventral silvery; fins dorsal and caudal black (Ref. 3197, 90102). Body compressed strongly; profile, dorsal more convex than ventral. Lower jaw prominent in large adult, chin projects beyond upper jaw. Breast scaleless on ventral side to behind pelvic fins. LL scales on straight part, LL scutes 26 to 38.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ulua mentalis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 0 - 5
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 51 - 61
on upper limb 23 - 27
total 74 - 88
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 21 - 22
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 17 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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