Morphology Data of Pseudochromis stellatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen and M.V. Erdmann, 2017
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
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

his species is distinguished from by the following set of characters: D III,24-26 (usually III,26); A III,15; pectoral-fin rays 18-19 (usually 18); scales in lateral series 36-38; circumpeduncular scales 16; caudal fin pointed (rounded with middle rays extended to form slight to obvious point); dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 31.8-33.5 % SL (Ref. 118104).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudochromis stellatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 36 - 38
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 13
on upper limb 5 - 7
total 17 - 19
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 24 - 26
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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