Morphology Data of Upeneus doriae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Uiblein, F. and P.C. Heemstra, 2010
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
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VIII,9; pectoral fins 15-17; gill rakers 7-9 + 22-24 = 29-33; lateral line scales 33-35; body depth at first dorsal-fin origin 27-29% SL and at anus 24% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 10-12% SL; maximum head depth 23-24% SL; head depth through eye 18-22% SL; head length 29-31%SL; orbit length 6.6-9.7% SL; upper jaw length 11% SL; barbel length 16-20% SL; caudal-fin length 26-28% SL; anal-fin height 14-15% SL; pelvic-fin length 18-20% SL; pectoral-fin length 25-28% SL; first dorsal-fin height 20-22% SL; second dorsal-fin height 14-15% SL; caudal fin bars absent; mid-lateral body stripe yellow (usually not retained in preserved fish); pale brown to yellowish first dorsal-fin tip (pigmentation faintly retained or lost in preserved fish); white barbels; silvery body, dorsally darkened in fresh fish (pale to dark brown, sometimes dorsally darkened in preserved fish) (Ref. 82903).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Upeneus doriae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 35
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 22 - 24
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 29 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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