Morphology Data of Ptereleotris evides
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.F. Hoese, 1985
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs protruding genital papilla (m)
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Genital papilla in males is pointed and smooth whereas in females, it is rounded and spongy (Ref. 528).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales cycloid scales

Light bluish gray in life, shading posteriorly to black; snout blackish; operculum with iridescent blue markings. Chin with a low fleshy protuberance, narrowing posteriorly to a low longitudinal fold. Caudal fin lobes blackish to dark reddish, broad centro-posterior region of fin whitish to yellowish; 1st dorsal fin dull orangish; 2nd dorsal and anal fins largely blackish; pectoral base with an orange to orange-red bar edged in blue. Juveniles with an oval black spot larger than eye at lower base of caudal fin.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ptereleotris evides

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
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 18 - 22
on upper limb 6 - 8
total 26 - 30
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes other
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 23 - 26
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 23 - 26

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   21 - 24
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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