Morphology Data of Manonichthys jamali
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2007
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinct from its congeners in having the following features: pectoral fins hyaline; at least some ctenoid cheek and opercular scales; caudal-fin is rounded to truncate in young fish to strongly emarginate or lunate in adults; predorsal scales 17-22, extending anteriorly to point ranging from slightly posterior to slightly anterior to PIO pores; presence of a prominent dark bar across anterior caudal peduncle and adjacent posterior body extending onto basal 1/2 of posterior dorsal and anal fin rays (Ref. 74994).

Description: Characterized by tan or light brown color; each body scale with yellow spot forming longitudinal rows on side; pelvic fins yellow; anterior lateral-line scales 23-29; depth of body 30.0-35.4 % of SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Manonichthys jamali

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 23 - 29
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 28 - 29
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 15 - 16

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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