Morphology Data of Richardsonichthys leucogaster
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001
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

Recognized by the large rounded head and deeply incised membranes of the spinous part of the dorsal fin (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by having shades of brown, black and red color; ventral body often red; white patch between eyes; dorsal fin origin over posterior one-third of eye and first spine more than half length of second; absence of scales; two spines on lacrimal curving laterally and posteriorly, posterior one nearly double the length of anterior spine; body depth 2.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Richardsonichthys leucogaster

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Santos, Kristine
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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