Morphology Data of Epigonus affinis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Okamoto, M., H. Motomura and T. Asahida, 2011
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: pungent opercular spine and palatine teeth; D2 I, 9; pectoral-fin rays 18 or 19; total gill rakers 30-33; vertebrae 10-15; no maxillary mustache-like processes; no ribs on last abdominal vertebra (Ref. 88877).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Epigonus affinis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 3
Scale rows below lateral line 10 - 10
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 22 - 24
on upper limb 8 - 9
total 30 - 33
Vertebrae
preanal 10 - 10
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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