Morphology Data of Eviota shimadai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2010
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: dorsal/anal fin-ray formula usually 8/8, sometimes 8/7 or 9/8; pectoral fin rays 16-17 (usually 16), all unbranched; cephalic sensory-pore system pattern IV (lacking pores PITO and IT, AITO enlarged, engulfing the PITO); fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray variable, absent to 18% of fourth ray; non-fimbriate genital papilla; filamentous first dorsal fin (second spine 67.2% SL in holotype); branches on fourth pelvic-fin ray 2-3, 2-3 segments between branches; body with no distinct large dark marks; side of body with scattered internal melanophores, under pectoral fin and on side of head; presence of silver bar across central part of pectoral-fin base when alive (Ref. 83982); characterized further by semi translucent body with irregular, internal reddish midlateral stripe; presence of rows of small reddish spots along dorsal midline; usually with several narrow reddish bars above base of anal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-24; sctenoid scales, absent on head, nape and base of pectoral fin; depth of body 4.3-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota shimadai

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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