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Morphology Data of Pampus minor
Identification keys
Main Ref. Liu, J. and C.-S. Li, 1998
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

The halberd-shaped spines of dorsal and anal fins are conspicuous in both juvenile and adult fish and not embedded in skin. Eyes large, eye diameter 2.8-3.5 in head length. Parasphenoid of skull round curve-shaped, orbital fossa large, semi-circular shaped. Otolith thick and solid, its anterior notch shallow. Number of precaudal and caudal vertebrae few, 12-13 + 17 = 29-30. 3rd to 5th haemal spines of caudal vertebrae triangular, flattened and broadest in the middle part of anterior rim.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pampus minor

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 9 - 11
on upper limb 3 - 5


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 9
Soft-rays total 34 - 39
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 5 - 7
Soft-rays total 35 - 39

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 24
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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