Morphology Data of Heniochus acuminatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Burgess, W.E., 1978
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
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

Description: Snout length 2.7-3.3 in HL; body depth 1.2-1.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Heniochus acuminatus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 48 - 57
Pored lateral line scales 47 - 54
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 11 - 13
Scale rows below lateral line 23 - 28
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 13 - 18
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes first fin ray very elongated
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 11 - 12
Soft-rays total 22 - 27
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 17 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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