Morphology Data of Amphiprion barberi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., J. Drew and L. Kaufman, 2008
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

This pomacentrid species is distinguished by the following characters: D X, 16-18 (usually X, 17); A II, 14; pectoral rays 18 (rarely 17); tubed lateral-line scales 36-43; gill rakers 5 + 12-14 (total 17-19); opercular spinules 11-19; body depth 1.7-1.9 in SL; body color generally red-orange including fins, grading to brownish on upper back of adults and a single white bar immediately posterior to the eye, its greatest width equal to that of eye or greater, narrowing to one-third to one-half of greatest width at dorsal midline (Ref. 78105).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amphiprion barberi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 36 - 43
Scales in lateral series 51 - 58
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 18 - 19
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 14
on upper limb 5 - 5
total 17 - 19


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 16 - 18
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 14 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
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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