Morphology Data of Eviota sparsa
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species has a cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking IT and POP pores; branched pectoral-fin rays branched; dorsal/anal-fin formula 9/8; with the fifth pelvic-fin ray 70% of the fourth ray (Ref. 107299).

Description: body semi-translucent pale orange with dusky orange scale margins; head with orange spots; presence of six internal brown bars on side; distinctive double black spot separated by narrow white area behind upper edge of eye; first four dorsal spines of male, sometimes filamentous; twelfth to fifteenth pectoral rays usually branched; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape, breast and pectoral fin base; separated pectoral fins, connected bases by thin membrane; depth of body 3.9-4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota sparsa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 23 - 25
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 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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