Morphology Data of Priolepis winterbottomi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nogawa, Y. and H. Endo, 2007
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
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by having the following characters: well developed transverse pattern of sensory-papillae rows on cheek; papillae in anterior transverse interorbital row (ATI) 4 and papillae in posterior transverse interorbital row (PTI) 12; lateral line scales 28-29 ; predorsal scales 14-15; ctenoid scales 3 on upper part of opercle and long and slender gill-rakers on outer first arch without denticles on inner rim; pelvic fins with a vestigial membrane, no frenum; body pinkish (like a cherry blossom); vertical fins red; dark bands on body 6 (Ref. 75864).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Priolepis winterbottomi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 10
Scale rows below lateral line 8 - 10
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 14
on upper limb 4 - 4
total 19 - 18


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

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