Morphology Data of Bleekeria kallolepis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Akhilesh, K.V., K.S.S.M. Yousuf, S.J. Kizhakudan and P.U. Zacharia, 2019
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
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 40; A 15-16; pectoral fin rays 13-14; no pelvic fins; lateral line 98-105, gill rakers 6 + 1 + 19-20 = 26-27; branchiostegal rays 7; body depth at dorsal origin 11.1%-11.8%SL; head length 4.6-4.8 in SL; eyes large, eye diameter 3.35%-4.4%SL; 3-4 broken, discontinuous yellow stripes on body (Ref. 124631).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bleekeria kallolepis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 98 - 105
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 19 - 20
on upper limb 7 - 7
total 26 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 40 - 40
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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