Morphology Data of Paracentropogon zonatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Poss, S.G., 1999
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Description: Characterized by mottled brown to reddish brown color, often with whitish snout and interorbital, white blotch on upper side; irregular whitish bar across anterior caudal peduncle; basal portion of caudal fin with pale bar; deeply incised spinous portion of dorsal ray membranes; dorsal fin origin above centre of eye; two spines on lacrimal, short anterior one directed ventrally; posterior directed backward; strong spine on border of preoperculum; depth of body 2.5-2.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paracentropogon zonatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 16 - 18
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 11 - 11


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 15 - 15
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     2
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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