Morphology Data of Eviota pinocchioi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W. and R. Winterbottom, 2012
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system always lacking POP and IT pores, PITO and AITO pores fused 50% of time; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 4th pelvic-fin ray bifurcated with each branch about 50% of the total length of the ray; unbranched 5th pelvic-fin ray 6.5-15.3 (11.0%) of 4th; in males, dorsal-fin spines are filamentous, very long tubular anterior nares, length almost equal to pupil diameter, reaching well anterior to the upper lip, and black; in life body translucent and crossed by six narrow red bands and when preserved, devoid of obvious dark marks on body (Ref. 92345).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota pinocchioi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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
total 25 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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