Morphology Data of Chelmon muelleri
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Steene, R.C., 1978
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance different morphology in juveniles and adults
Different colors males alike females
Remarks As the fish matures a prominent protuberance develops on the nape.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking type of mouth
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales
Diagnosis
Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chelmon muelleri

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 49 - 50
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 11 - 12
Scale rows below lateral line 22 - 23
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 11 - 12
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 10
Soft-rays total 26 - 30
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 18 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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