Morphology Data of Paraluteres prionurus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Ranges from pale greenish to dirty white in color; blackish-brown saddles above; normally with a round dark blotch above origin of anal fin; soft dorsal and anal fins hyaline, tips dusky; caudal fin yellowish (Ref. 4421).

Description: Characterized by first dorsal spine shorter than snout, origin above posterior half of eye and folding into groove along back; straight or slightly concave dorsal profile of snout; pelvic rudiment very small or absent, absence of ventral flap; broad, elliptical, dense patch of setae posteriorly on body, ending in two pairs of anteriorly directed spines on base of caudal fin; depth of body at origin of anal fin 2.0-2.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Paraluteres prionurus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 25 - 28
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 22 - 25

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   10 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Position    
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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