Morphology Data of Macropharyngodon negrosensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1978
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors different colors in mature adults only
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Color in life of black with iridescent blue-green spots on body and light yellow antero-dorsally on head body; head banded. Anterior lateral line pored scales 2-3. Males display with metallic green shiny color that is turned on shortly for the occasion (Ref. 48636).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Macropharyngodon negrosensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 27 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 11
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 14 - 18
Vertebrae
preanal
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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