Morphology Data of Melanotaenia solata
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Scales: horizontal rows 10-13; vertical rows 31-36; predorsal 14-22; cheek 9-13. Greatest body depth (>5 cm SL), females 30.5-36.2 and males 32.9-41% of SL (Ref. 44894).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Melanotaenia solata

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 5 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 18 - 21

Paired fins

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