Morphology Data of Amphiprion melanopus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
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: Small juveniles red with 1 to 2 additional white bars at mid-body and base of the tail. Adults orange with a vertical black-edged bluish white band behind the eye. Body may also be black along with pelvic and anal fins, head red along with pectoral, dorsal, and caudal fins (Ref. 37816, 90102). Distinguished by the black ventral fins from other similar species (Ref. 48636). Body depth 1.7-1.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amphiprion melanopus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 32 - 42
Pored lateral line scales 34 - 42
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 16 - 20
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 16 - 18
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 13 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer
Modified by Santos, Kristine
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