Morphology Data of Scolopsis frenata
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Russell, B.C., 1990
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
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 ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Head scales reaching to between anterior margin of eyes and posterior nostrils. Lower limb of preopercle naked. Antrorse (forward-directed) suborbital spine absent. Pelvic fins long, reaching to or just beyond level of anus. Upper lobe of caudal fin slightly longer than lower lobe in larger specimens. Axillary scale present. Color: Upper body blue or olive green, white below. A yellow stripe from top of snout, through upper part of eye and arching on back to upper part of caudal peduncle. A narrow yellow stripe from top of head running along base of dorsal fin, this stripe disappearing with age. Juveniles blue on upper half of body, white below.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scolopsis frenata

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 42 - 49
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 5.5
Scale rows below lateral line 12 - 18
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only) absent
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 8 - 12
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking 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; with dorsal and ventral filament

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 17
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 Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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