Morphology Data of Leiognathus ruconius
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. K├╝hlmorgen-Hille, G., 1974
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout clearly protrusible
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Description: Body silvery, dorsal with 10 narrow dark or faint vertical bars down to midlateral. Head naked, with nuchal spine; mouth protrusible pointing upward; tip of maxilla reaching to about level of lower margin of eye. Body very deep and compressed, depth max 1.4-1.7 in SL; breast fully scaled. Lateral line ending about middle of soft dorsal fin. (Ref. 2108, 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Leiognathus ruconius

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 27 - 32
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only) absent
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 22 - 24
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 16 - 17
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 14 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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