Morphology Data of Lethrinus crocineus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Description: Inner surface of the pectoral fin is densely scaled. The posterior angle of the operculum is fully scaled or sometimes with a wide scaleless area. Color of the body is tan or yellowish; the head is brown. The base of scales are sometimes black. Fins are pale or yellowish; the edge of the dorsal fin is reddish or yellowish (Ref. 2295). Body depth 2.3-2.8 in SL. Moderately short snout, 1.9-2.1 in HL. Supratemporal patch 6-8 scales. Pectoral fin axil scaled densely (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lethrinus crocineus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 46 - 47
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5.5 - 5.5
Scale rows below lateral line 15 - 17
Scales around caudal peduncle 15 - 16
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani, 17.10.00, php script by rolavides, 13/03/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17