Morphology Data of Liopropoma emanueli
Identification keys
Main Ref. Wirtz, P. and U.K. Schliewen, 2012
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 compressed
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?I+11; seventh dorsal spine embedded and scaled over, the first dorsal spine minute, both are only visible in the radiographs; sixth dorsal spine clearly visible above interdorsal ridge; 16 pectoral rays; about 54 lateral-line scales (only countable in holotype); approx. 4?5+1+8?11 gill rakers; inner teeth at front of jaws and side of lower jaw substantially longer than teeth in outer row; posterior margin of upper central part of preopercle is irregular, finely serrated; pink ground coloration, with broad yellow-orange stripe from snout through eye along the midlateral part of flanks; numerous thinner yellow-orange stripes above and below this central stripe, slightly irregular on opercle and tail; yellow-orange caudal fin's upper and lower margin, the dorsal margin of softray dorsal fin and lower margin of anal fin; caudal fin slightly emarginate (Ref. 91766).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Liopropoma emanueli

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 54 - 54
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 8
Scale rows below lateral line 16 - 16
Scales around caudal peduncle 36 - 36
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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