Morphology Data of Ebosia bleekeri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Eschmeyer, W.N. and K.V. Rama-Rao, 1977
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Parietal crests in males broad and short, not greatly elongated when compared with E. falcata. Dorsal fin rays 9.5-10.5; anal 7.5 (Ref. 41422). Adults develop a curious bony protrusion on top of the head (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by whitish color; head and body with eight reddish-brown bars; pectoral fins with brown banding; reddish-brown dorsal spines; deeply incised membranes of spinous portion of dorsal fin; enlarged and wing-like pectoral fins with rays fully connected by membranes except lower 7-8 unbranched rays slightly incised; short tentacle above each eye; depth of body 2.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ebosia bleekeri

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 38 - 42
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 17
total 24 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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