Morphology Data of Serranochromis longimanus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lamboj, A., 2004
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Description: moderately deep-bodied; strongly differs from S. macrocephalus in the possession of extremely elongated pectoral fin rays that can measure approximately 40% of SL; head and mouth large; frontal profile straight to slightly concave; caudal fin rounded (Ref. 52307).

Coloration: body and head greenish to brownish, often with a flush of gold on dorsal areas; dark dots may be visible in dorsal and caudal fins; anal fin with reddish dots in soft portion; 8 dark vertical bars may be visible on upper body; mid-body occasionally with a dark horizontal band, often along with some dark blotches; throat and belly whitish (Ref. 52307).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Serranochromis longimanus

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 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Musschoot, Tobias
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