Morphology Data of Pteropsaron longipinnis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors always different colors between mature adults
Remarks Males with whitish dorsal fin white female with mainly black dorsal fin (Ref 90102).

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 cycloid scales

Description: Characterized by mainly bluish white body color with yellow markings on head and along back; pelvic fins of both sexes elongate; whitish dorsal fin of male; black dorsal fin of female; dorsal rays III+22-23; anal rays I,26; pectoral rays 17; lateral line scales 38; scale rows between dorsal and anal fins 12-13; first dorsal fin on head, behind level of pelvic fins, composed of three spines; extremely elongate pelvic fins in both sexes, 70-78% of SL in adult; cycloid scales on body, absent on head; vertebrae 38 (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pteropsaron longipinnis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 38 - 38
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 38 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 22 - 23
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 26 - 26

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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