Morphology Data of Parupeneus diagonalis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2004
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished by having the following characters: 15-16 pectoral fin rays; gill rakers 6-7 + 23-24 = 29-31; body depth 3.25-3.7 in SL; head length 2.8-2.85 in SL; snout length 1.7-2.1 in HL; barbels 1.35-1.55 in HL; dorsal spine, longest 1.75-1.85 in HL; penultimate dorsal ray 1.05-1.2 length of last dorsal ray; pectoral fin length 1.2-1.35 in HL; pelvic fin length 1.3-1.35 in HL; pink with a band (black or deep red) from upper end of gill opening to below rear base of second dorsal fin; base of second dorsal fin with a broad black band (Ref. 54393).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parupeneus diagonalis

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 23 - 24
on upper limb 6 - 7
total 29 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 16
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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