Morphology Data of Seriola peruana
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Jiménez Prado, P. and P. Béarez, 2004
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

Body slender, elongate, and little compressed; supra-maxillary moderately wide, its posterior end reaching the center of the eye; lower branch of first gill arch with 21 to 23 gill rakers in individuals more than 20cm long; anterior lobe of second dorsal fin moderately deep; lateral line without scutes; caudal peduncle with dorsal and ventral fossae; back violet brown to bluish green; flanks and belly pale; pectoral and caudal fins yellowish; pelvic fins white; dorsal and anal fins mostly dark (Ref. 55763).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Seriola peruana

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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