Morphology Data of Eviota irrasa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Karnella, S.J. and E.A. Lachner, 1981
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
Type of scales

Characterized by the following: base of pectoral fin with two dark circular to oval spots, not sharply defined and often weakly connected, the upper spot somewhat larger than the lower; pectoral spots moderately pigmented, the intensity about equal to trunk bars; head (dorsally) and nape with dark, transverse, bars continuous over dorsal midline, and somewhat more heavily pigmented laterally; trunk with regular, dark, vertical bars, somewhat diffuse in outline, continuous over dorsal midline and usually not extending below midside anteriorly and much shorter posteriorly on peduncle; scale pockets dorsolaterally on trunk often weakly pigmented (Ref. 5289); characterized further by longitudinal scale series 24; ctenoid scales, absence on head, nape and base of pectoral fin; separated pelvic fins, only thin membrane joins bases; 8-11 branches on fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 4.1-4.7 in SL (Ref. 90102). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 9/8 (Ref. 116739).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota irrasa

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
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
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 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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