Morphology Data of Discordipinna griessingeri
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 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
Diagnosis

Characterized by head white with brown spots; dorsal half on the body white with narrow orange stripes; orange caudal fins with three large brown spots on second dorsal and upper part of caudal fin; orange pectoral fin with white central portion; greatly prolonged first two dorsal spines; pectoral rays with filamentous tips; united pelvic fins forming disc, reaching to origin of anal fin; pointed caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 22-25; ctenoid scales anteriorly, ctenoid posteriorly; cheeks and operculum without scales; top of head with large scales; depth of body 5.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Discordipinna griessingeri

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
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 5 - 6
Soft-rays total 7 - 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   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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