Morphology Data of Vanmanenia crassicauda
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2000
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Caudal peduncle 1.2-1.5 times longer than deep, depth 9.3-10.7 %SL; anus closer to posterior extremity of pelvic-fin base than to caudal-fin origin; 12-16 black bars on body, their width about equal to eye diameter, quite regularly shaped and spaced in individuals larger than about 50 mm SL, less regular in smaller ones; juvenile with 3 broad black bars on body and a large black blotch on anterior half of caudal fin; 7-8 narrow saddles along back; pelvic, pectoral and anal fins plain colored, bright orange in life; 2 broad black stripes or row of spots on dorsal, 3 black bars or rows of spots on caudal fin; 15-16 branched pectoral-fin rays; 9 branched pelvic-fin rays (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Vanmanenia crassicauda

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 86 - 93
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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