Morphology Data of Lethrinus ravus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and J.E. Randall, 2003
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

Description: Body pale grey with blotches dark brown scattered extending to tail. Body elongate moderately, depth max 2.8-3.1 in SL, 6-8 scales in supratemporal patch. Scale rows above lateral line (from base of middle dorsal spines to lateral line) 4.5. Snout 1.9-2.0 in head length. Teeth in lateral jaw conical. Pectoral fin axil inner surface scaleless. (Ref. 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lethrinus ravus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 46 - 49
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 15 - 17
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 16
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  rays very elongated
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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