Morphology Data of Drepane punctata
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Color generally silvery with greenish tinge above. Pectoral fins long and pointed. Similar to D. longimana but differs in having 4 - 11 vertical gray spots on the upper half of the sides, and generally 8 dorsal spines (against none (spots) and generally 9 spines in D. longimana).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Drepane punctata

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 46 - 50
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 10
on upper limb 6 - 6
total 15 - 16
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 10
Soft-rays total 20 - 22
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 17 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Sa-a, Pascualita
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