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Morphology Data of Cryptocentrus strigilliceps
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Large ocellus below the 1st dorsal fin, followed by three smaller ones posteriorly (Ref. 1602).

Characterized by greenish brown body color with pale bands; mottling on head; back with 4-5 whitish saddles; lower side with series of bluish-white bands; row of 4-5 large pale-rimmed black spots along middle of side, first is largest and most intense; united pelvic fins, frenum present; longitudinal scale series 54-61; head mainly scaleless, scales on side of nape extending to above posterior margin of preopercle; greatest depth of body 3.8-4.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cryptocentrus strigilliceps

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 47 - 53
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 12
on upper limb 3 - 4
total 13 - 16


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 9 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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