Morphology Data of Epinephelus clippertonensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Craig, M.T., YJ. Sadovy de Mitcheson and P.C. Heemstra, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Distinguished by the following characteristics: robust and compressed body; exposed end of upper jaw; 3 broad, flat spines on edge of operculum; preoperculum without spines; rounded caudal fin; lateral line complete, ending at base of tail and smoothly arched; rough and relatively small scales; 16-18 scales above the lateral line (Ref. 089707).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Epinephelus clippertonensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 48 - 51
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 46 - 50
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total 15 - 16
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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