Morphology Data of Paracirrhites arcatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1986
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

Occurs in a variety of color morphs, but always has a distinctive ring extending around and behind the eye (Ref. 37816, 48636).

Description: Characterized by brown color; presence of orange and black arc-shaped mark behind eye; lower edge of gill cover with trio of orange dashes; upper side of body with broad white strip; unbranched upper two and lower 6-7 pectoral rays; absence of palatine teeth; smooth posterior margin of preopercle; greatest depth of body 2.4-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paracirrhites arcatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 45 - 50
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 13
on upper limb 4 - 5
total 16 - 18
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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