Morphology Data of Sarpa salpa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Smith, J.L.B. and M.M. Smith, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Black spot at the pectoral fin base. Body relatively slender with 10 golden longitudinal stripes (Ref. 35388).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sarpa salpa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 71 - 79
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 12 - 14
on upper limb 6 - 8
total 18 - 22
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 11 - 12
Soft-rays total 14 - 17
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 13 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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