Morphology Data of Priolepis kappa
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Winterbottom, R. and M. Burridge, 1993
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following characters: no fraenum; a high pectoral fin count of 18-19; pelvic ray subequal o the fourth; position of the head bars with postocular bar joining the opercular bar at a level with the eye; scale pockets strongly outlined with melanophores and brown chromatophores (Ref. 9018); characterized further by yellowish brown body with darker brown scale edges; body with six narrow whitish bars; longitudinal scale series 23-26; head and nape without scales; ctenoid body scales except cycloid on abdomen; bony interorbital space half pupil diameter; cheek with single vertical row of papillae; depth of body 4.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Priolepis kappa

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 11 - 12
on upper limb 2 - 3
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 6
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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