Morphology Data of Eviota pamae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., W.M. Brooks and M.V. Erdmann, 2013
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Genital papilla in male non-fimbriate, long and slender, slightly bilobed at tip, its maximum length extending to base of about anal-fin spine or first soft anal-fin ray. Female papilla short, bulbous, with several finger-like projections at edge of opening, extending almost to anal spine. Male also differs in having filamentous dorsal spines and short, filamentous tips on the caudal-fin rays (Ref. 93848).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: unbranched pectoral-fin rays; dorsal-fin spines filamentous in male with third spine longest; 7-8 longest caudal-fin rays filamentous in male; well developed 5th pelvic-fin ray, 55-70 % length of fourth ray (average 63 %); cephalic sensory pore system lacking the IT and the PITO pores, the AITO pore single and very large; when alive, orange pink with bright yellow midlateral stripe, yellow mid-dorsal snout stripe, and single rounded dark spot on lower portion of caudal-fin base (Ref. 93848).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota pamae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 22 - 25
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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