Morphology Data of Liopropoma incandescens
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pinheiro, H.T., B. Shepherd, B.D. Greene and L.A. Rocha, 2019
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following characters: body colour yellow to orange with two distinctive black blotches on the upper and lower caudal fin lobes; D VIII,13, with length of first dorsal-fin spine 5% SL and depth at origin of dorsal fin 22% SL; A III, 9; pectoral fin 14; total gill rakers on first arch 15; lateral-line scales 62; least depth of caudal peduncle 15% SL; orbit diameter 9% SL (Ref. 120708)..

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Liopropoma incandescens

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 62 - 62
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 22 - 22
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 9
on upper limb 6 - 6
total 15 - 15
preanal 8 - 8
total 23 - 23


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

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