Morphology Data of Albula virgata
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Hidaka, K., Y. Iwatsuki and J.E. Randall, 2008
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 of the Albula argentea complex is distinguished by the following set of characters: 63-67 (mode 65) pored lateral-line scales; 9-10 (9) scale rows above lateral

line; 65-68 (67) vertebrae; tip of pelvic fin reaching beyond anterior edge of anus (Ref. 74924).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Albula virgata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 63 - 67
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 9 - 10
Scale rows below lateral line 6 - 6.5
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 12
on upper limb 7 - 10
total 18 - 21
Vertebrae
preanal
total 65 - 68

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 18
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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