Morphology Data of Paracentropogon zonatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Poss, S.G., 1999
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 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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 11 - 11
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

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