Morphology Data of Economidichthys pygmaeus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Miller, P.J., 1990
Appearance refers to Male; Female
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body dark or with short transverse lateral blotches or bars, never more than half body depth; perianal organ present, at least half length of pelvic disc; pelvic anterior membrane deeply emarginate or absent in ventral midline; body contiguously scaled from axil to caudal fin base and abdomen naked.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Economidichthys pygmaeus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 30 - 38
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 28 - 31

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer
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