Morphology Data of Synchiropus rosulentus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1999
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Males with 5 irregular brown blotches dorsally on body and a row of seven orange pink blotches along side linked dorsally by a midlateral narrow orange pink stripe; two small jet black spots above base of each pelvic fin; broken blue lines (brown in preservative) on head below eye, continuing onto gill membranes and pectoral-fin base where alternating with yellow; first dorsal fin with long dusky yellow to orange pink streaks on membranes; females similar but lacking the two small black spots and the blue and yellow striping of the lower head and pectoral-fin base; posterior two-thirds of the short first dorsal fin black.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Synchiropus rosulentus

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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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