Morphology Data of Hypoplectrus liberte
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Victor, B.C. and K.W. Marks, 2018
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following characters: with a black stripe that runs from eye to base of caudal fin, interrupted by white iridescent lines on head and broken on rear body and caudal peduncle into three discrete black spots centered just above lateral line; lower half of head and body pale (Ref. 118648).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hypoplectrus liberte

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 13 - 15
on upper limb 6 - 7
total 19 - 22
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 14 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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