Morphology Data of Discordipinna filamentosa
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Chen, I.-S., T. Suzuki and K.-T. Shao, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Discordipinna filamentosa can be distinguished from D. griessingeri by the following unique set of features: D VI (vs. V), first dorsal fin with the longest, filamentous first ray in male extending far beyond caudal fin base when depressed (vs. second ray of dorsal-fin base longest in male); pectoral fin rays 16 (vs. 17-20); longitudinal scale rows 26; predorsal naked; transverse scale rows 8; dorsal pterygiophore formulae 3/122101/9 (vs. 3/41001/8); vertebrae 10 + 16 = 26; with loosely arranged, longitudinal pattern of infraorbital papilla and anterior oculoscapular canal present (with median pore ? singular on middle of interorbital region, lateral section as pores ?, ? and ?) and preopercular canal (with three pores ?, ? and ?), lacking posterior oculoscapular canal; body generally creamy white; head with a snow-white oblique band from upper lip to upper part of opercle; scattered tiny, densely-set tiny orange to brown spots on dorsal side of snout; 3 lateral, oblique orange to brown bands which generally fused ventrally on trunk; lateral body with 4-5 thin longitudinal yellow stripes; first dorsal fin yellow with 12 major transverse deep brown bands mainly on filamentous portion of the fin (vs. entirely orange red) and an oval translucent mark on basal portion of that; second dorsal fin yellow with about 4 rounded gray blotches each having a central deep black spot against yellow background; caudal fin yellow with a shallow 'C' shaped snow white mark basally and several round deep black spots on upper half; anal and pelvic fins are entirely deep black (vs. with lower 2/3 region orange red and upper 1/3 region translucent); pectoral fin with a snow-white wedge (Ref. 90871).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Discordipinna filamentosa

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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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