Morphology Data of Ablabys taenianotus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Characterized by having variable color, brown or grey to brownish red, finely flecked with white; snout and forehead abruptly white; dorsal rays membranes not incised; second dorsal spine longest, almost as long as head length; spinous portion of dorsal fin held fully erect; two spines on lacrimal directed posteriorly; depth of body 2.6-2.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ablabys taenianotus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 90 - 90
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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 17 - 18
Soft-rays total 6 - 7
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 4 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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