Morphology Data of Laubuka insularis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., M. Kottelat, A. Silva, K. Maduwage and M. Meegaskumbura, 2008
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosed from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: lateral line complete with 34-36 + 1-2 pored scales; ½ 6/1/ 2½ scales in transverse line on body, ½4/1/1½ on caudal peduncle. Additional distinguishing characters include: body slender, depth 26.0-28.8% SL; pelvic fin length 27.9-31.9% SL, reaching base of branched anal rays 3-8; lower jaw densely tuberculated over dentary, tuberculation extending backwards beyond level of anterior orbit (Ref. 75997).

Description: Dorsal fin with 2 simple and 8½ or 9½ branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 17½ - 19½ branched rays; pectoral fin with one unbranched and 10 or 11 branched rays; pelvic fin with one unbranched and 5 branched rays (Ref. 75997).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Laubuka insularis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 34 - 36
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
preanal 14 - 14


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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