Morphology Data of Valenciennea limicola
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. 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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Characterized by pale grey body color; side of snout with blue-green stripe, continued below eye and along middle of side to caudal fin and bordered by pair of orange stripes; without filamentous dorsal spines; rhomboid caudal fin, longer than head; length of caudal fin 3.0 in SL; longitudinal scale series 65-75; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid anteriorly below first dorsal fin and on midline of abdomen; head and midline of nape without scales; scales on side of nape extending forward to above middle of operculum; base of pectoral fin with patch of scales in adult; usually scaled prepelvic are in adult; depth of body 5.0-6.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Valenciennea limicola

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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 16 - 17
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 16 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   20 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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