Morphology Data of Percichthys melanops
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. López-Arbarello, A., 2004
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Distinguished from its congeners by having posterior extremity of maxilla irregularly serrated; opercle, subopercle, interopercle, cleithrum and postcleithrum serrated. Differs further by the following combination of characters: posterior border of maxilla reaching anterior border of orbit; 4 (occasionally 3) predorsal bones; no supernumerary spine on first dorsal pterygiophore; 4th or 5th dorsal fin spine longest; 15-17 pectoral fin rays; 9-11 anal fin rays; 44-48 caudal fin rays; procurrent spur absent (Ref. 55324).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Percichthys melanops

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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