Morphology Data of Dascyllus auripinnis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and H.A. Randall, 2001
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Body bluish gray dorsally, the scale edges black to dark brown, shading to orange-yellow ventrally; a small white blotch often present in middle of body just above lateral line; pelvic, anal, and caudal fins bright orange-yellow, the margins black. Remarks: caudal fin slightly emarginate, with broadly rounded lobes.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dascyllus auripinnis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 18 - 19
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line 10 - 10
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 17 - 20
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 24 - 27
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 14 - 16
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 14 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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