Morphology Data of Sillago sinica
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Gao, T.-X., D.-P. Ji, Y.-S. Xiao, T.-Q. Xue, T. Yanagimoto and T. Setoguma, 2011
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

It differs from other Sillago species; the 1st dorsal fin S. sinica sp. nov. has X or XI (not to XII); scales above lateral line 7 or 8; gill rakers 2-4+6-8; vertebra: abdominal 13-17 (mostly 15), modified 0-4 (mostly 2), caudal 19-24 (mostly 21), and total 37-39 (mostly 38). We could also see apparent differences among pictures of otoliths of the 6 Sillago species with S. sinica sp. nov. having a kernel-shaped otolith with a wavy edge. Genetic analysis also showed interspecific differentiation among the 6 Sillago species (Ref. 86540).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sillago sinica

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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