Morphology Data of Eviota nigramembrana
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W. and T. Suzuki, 2013
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales ctenoid scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern group I (complete); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; absence of the fifth pelvic-fin ray; 5 internal bands between anal-fin origin and caudal-fin base; pale colour of pectoral fin base and the spinous dorsal fin; presence of a dark rectangular caudal-peduncle spot above midline; no broad dark and light bands; posterior edge of opercular membrane with a concentration of dark chromatophores; in life red-orange spots along bases of both dorsal fins, and belly with distinct red spots (Ref. 93270). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 8/8.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota nigramembrana

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 23 - 24
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
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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