Morphology Data of Soleichthys maculosus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Muchhala, N and T.A. Munroe, 2004
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: ocular-side pigmentation pattern with a series of white spots and blotches without accompanying crossbands (the only member of this genus with this feature); a scaleless, well-developed pectoral fin on the ocular side; the ocular-side pectoral fin having the second dorsal-most ray longer than the first fin ray (Ref. 55726).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Soleichthys maculosus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 90 - 100
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 45 - 46

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 78 - 84
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 64 - 69

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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