Morphology Data of Eviota piperata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W. and R. Winterbottom, 2014
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-pore system categorized as Group II or without the IT pore, and a varied POP from being both absent to lacking only the upper or lower pore; 8/8 dorsal/anal-fin formula; some branched pectoral-fin rays; absence of dark spot on ural centrum; male genital papilla without fimbria; cheek and rest of body densely peppered with chromatophores (Ref. 94781)

Description: Dorsal-fin rays VI+I, 8 (all); fifth pelvic-fin ray 7.8% of fourth ray; with 6 generally long branches on fourth ray; 17 segmented caudal-fin rays; 24 lateral scale rows; 6 transverse scale rows; 24 vertebrae; abdomen midline with cycloid scales; first dorsal fin triangular; first 2 spines of first dorsal fin possibly filamentous in males as small as 1.25 cm, reaching back past end of second dorsal fin (Ref.94781).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota piperata

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 24 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

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  
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Hilomen, Teresa
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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