Morphology Data of Sewellia diardi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2000
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Differs from members of the genus by the following combination of characters: absence of dark stripes on body; absence of bold concentric bands on posterior part of paired fins; pelvic fin not reaching anal-fin origin; general appearance robust, body width at dorsal-fin origin 24.2-28.0% SL; caudal peduncle depth 10.7-11.2% SL; caudal peduncle length 0.8-0.9 times in its depth; predorsal body length 51.3-53.7% SL; pelvic-fin origin in front of dorsal-fin origin; absence of cavity around mouth; skin-fold between oropectoral membrane and ventral surface of head running from pectoral-fin origin to second rostral barbel; tubercles on dorsal part of head concentrated on lateral part of snout; absence of large tubercles on branched pectoral-fin rays 15-21; and 60-70 lateral line scales (Ref. 40433).

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Sewellia diardi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 60 - 70
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 35 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   24 - 27
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    before origin of D1
Soft-rays   19 - 21
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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