Morphology Data of Pseudochromis rutilus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen and M. Erdmann, 2012
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

A species of Pseudochromis with the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays III,26; anal-fin rays III,14; circumpeduncular scales 16; dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 34.7 % SL; third anal-fin spine 7.1 % SL (Ref. 89054).

Description: Characterized by brown color on head and upper body, grading to yellowish orange on middle portion of side and whitish ventrally; longitudinal rows of yellow-orange spots corresponding with scale rows on upper half of body; opercle with undulating yellow lines and grayish patch; median fins yellowish; anterior lateral line scales 24-26; predorsal scales 25 (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudochromis rutilus

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 26 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 14 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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