Morphology Data of Pseudochromis howsoni
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1995
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Anterior tips of palatine tooth patches directed medially behind posterolateral arms of vomerine tooth patch; large dark spot at posterior corner of operculum; color pattern sexually dimorphic, male overall orange anteriorly and purplish grey posteriorly, female entirely purplish grey; neither sex with narrow white bar on head just behind eye (Ref. 31113).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudochromis howsoni

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 44 - 44
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 20 - 20
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 16 - 18
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 26 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 14 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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