Morphology Data of Symphysanodon disii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Khalaf, M.A. and F. Krupp, 2008
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species differs from its congeners in having the following characters: D IX, 10; A III, 7; lateral line with tubed scales 50; gill rakers 12 + 25 = 37; relatively deep body, 32% of SL; first pelvic-fin ray slightly produced, not extending to anus; the pectoral fin reaching a vertical through base of last dorsal spine; depressed anal-fin length, 32% of SL; deeply forked caudal fin with both lobes produced into filaments (Ref. 75640).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Symphysanodon disii

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 25 - 25
on upper limb 12 - 12
total 37 - 37
preanal 10 - 10
total 25 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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