Morphology Data of Cheilodipterus persicus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Gon, O., 1993
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

Color in life pale grayish brown with 10-13 dark brown to black stripes narrower than interspaces. Stripes usually alternating in width and intensity. A pupil-size black spot encircled by yellow area laterally on middle of caudal peduncle. Snout and top of head with yellow tinge. Distal part of first dorsal fin dark. Spine and first ray of second dorsal fin dusky. Other fins transparent (Ref 8525).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cheilodipterus persicus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 28 - 28
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 14 - 17
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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