Morphology Data of Eviota specca
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W., T. Suzuki and K. Shibukawa, 2014
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
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 pattern 1 (complete); 8/8 dorsal/anal-fin formula; body heavily sprinkled with chromatophores; upper pectoral-fin base pigmented; 4 subcutaneous body bars between anal-fin origin and caudal-fin base; occipital spot absent; pale opercular membrane; first dorsal fin sprinkled with small melanophores and chromatophores; caudal peduncle with no distinct dark spot or bar; cheek crossed by dark lines, red spots absent (Ref. 95167).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota specca

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
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
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   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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