Morphology Data of Vanderhorstia flavilineata
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and P. Munday, 1995
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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Body pale blue-gray with prominent yellow-orange spots on head and a pair of stripes on upper half of body. No scales on head, including predorsal; cycloid scales on anterior part of body, becoming ctenoid posteriorly (Ref. 31115); characterized further by blue markings on snout; elevated first dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; longitudinal scale series 50-55; greatest depth of body 6.1-6.8 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Vanderhorstia flavilineata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 50 - 55
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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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