Morphology Data of Koumansetta hectori
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kova?i?, M., S.V. Bogorodsky, A.O. Mal and T.J. Alpermann, 2018
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,15-17; A I,15-16; pectoral-fin rays 16-17; scales in longitudinal series 49-54, in transverse series 17-18; interorbital wide, 67-90 % of eye diameter; rear margin of upper jaw ending posteriorly slightly behind or at vertical through anterior margin of eye; first two dorsal-fin spines filiform, elongate, remaining progressively shorter, the sixth dorsal-fin spine almost reaches the origin of the second dorsal; small ctenoid scales on body, cycloid at axil of pectoral fin, nape and entire belly, and in the area between first dorsal fin and pectoral fin; predorsal scales 16-22, scales not reaching to the vertical through the posterior edge of eye, ending at the level of pore G or H'; cheek and opercle naked; scales cover the basal 1/3-1/4 of caudal fin, becoming rapidly smaller and cycloid; prepectoral area with about 4-9 vertical series of fine cycloid scales covering the entire base of the pectoral fin; prepelvic area with cycloid scales, 9-14 in the midventral row; width at anal-fin origin 9.9-10.7% of SL; caudal peduncle depth 75.4-88.9% of its length; head depth 47.3-54.4% of HL; length of 11th second dorsal-fin ray 11.8-14.2% of SL; length of 8th anal-fin ray 13.7-14.9% of SL (Ref. 119548).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Koumansetta hectori

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 49 - 54
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 15 - 17
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 15 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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