Morphology Data of Chromis planesi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lecchini, D. and J.T. Williams, 2004
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
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: In life, yellowish body with nine stripes, each composed of a series of small blue dots, extending from the gill opening to the caudal fin base; pectoral and caudal fins yellow; pelvic and anal fins dark brown to black. Dorsal rays XIV, 12-13 (usually 13); anal rays II, 12-13 (usually 12); pectoral rays 20. Tubed lateral line scales 17. Gill rakers 6-8 + 20-24 (total 27-30). Axil of pectoral fin black. Eye-sized bluish white spot (fades and darkens rapidly after death) on body at bases of posteriormost 6 to 8 segmented dorsal rays. Body depth 1.94-2.06 in SL.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chromis planesi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 25 - 25
Scale rows above lateral line 1.5 - 1.5
Scale rows below lateral line 9.5 - 9.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 20 - 24
on upper limb 6 - 8
total 27 - 30
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 14 - 14
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 12 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   20 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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