Morphology Data of Helcogramma shinglensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Lal Mohan, R.S., 1971
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males have an ovate fleshy genital pad at the anus and are more deeply coloured than females.

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

This species is characterized by the following: minute scales, lateral transverse scales 9-1/1/4-6; lateral line tubules terminale below end of second dorsal; minute orbital cirri, not divided; D1 shorter than D2; head, belly and nape scaleless; with vomerine teeth (Ref. 94009).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Helcogramma shinglensis

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 0 - 0
on upper limb 6 - 7
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 15 - 16
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 20 - 20

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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