Morphology Data of Eviota masudai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Matsuura, K. and H. Senou, 2006
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI-I, 10 (9 in only one paratype); typical males (11 of 14 males) have elongate and filamentous dorsal spines reaching to anterior 4th to 8th soft rays of second dorsal fin; A I, 13; pectoral rays 17-18; including 13-17 branched rays; pelvic rays I, 4, I (fifth ray absent in 2 paratypes), fifth pelvic ray greatly reduced, averaging 14.1% (7.0%-28.0%) of fourth ray length, well developed pelvic-fin membranes extending beyond base of first branch of each pelvic-fin ray; lateral scale rows 23-25; transverse scale rows 6-8; cephalic sensory pore system complete sensu Lachner & Karnella (1980); genital papillae of males non-fimbriate; body light pink; edge of scale pockets reddish brown or brown; forming network on body; a small round bluish black or dark brown blotch on each side of nape just above opercle; 2 short longitudinal reddish brown or brown lines on cheek; the upper running posteriorly from postero-ventral corner of eye to a point midway between eye and posterior end of opercle, the lower line running from corner of mouth to a vertical line through posterior edge of eye; a short longitudinal reddish or dark brown line on anteroventral part of preopercle, just below the lower line on cheek; 2 short longitudinal reddish brown or brown bars or oval blotches on pectoral-fin base; one each on the dorsal and ventral part (Ref. 76829).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota masudai

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen
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