Morphology Data of Parupeneus inayatae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Uiblein, F., T.A. Hoang, U. Alama, R. Causse, O.E. Chacate, S. Garibay and P. Matiku, 2018
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
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: pectoral fins 15-16 (left-right side); gill rakers 7 + 22 = 29; lateral-line scales 27. Measurements in % SL: body depth at first dorsal-fin origin 30 and at anus 24; caudal-peduncle depth 11; maximum head depth 26; head depth through eye 22; interorbital length 8.8; head length 32; snout length 16; postorbital length 11; orbit length 7.2; upper jaw length 12; barbel length 24; caudal-peduncle length 24; caudal-fin length 29; anal-fin height 15; pelvic-fin length 24; pectoral-fin length 24; first dorsal-fin height 20; second dorsal-fin height 13; the dorsal head margin in front of eyes concave; posterior maxilla margin evenly and symmetrically rounded. Colouration: body and head mostly cinnabar red, the body becoming lighter below lateral line from orange red to rose on underside; faint dusky spot on the lateral line below interdorsal space with an orange blotch behind; below lateral line are 4 yellow stripes, the two dorsal-most stripes following contour of lateral line; opercular and preopercular margins are cinnabar red; scales below lateral line with contrasting cinnabar-red edges; second dorsal fin cinnabar red proximally with broad yellow distal margin; anal fin is mostly yellow with 3 rose bands; caudal fin cinnabar red with innermost distal area orange red; barbels are pale rose whitish; fish is pale brown with darker opercle when preserved (Ref. 119514).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parupeneus inayatae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 27 - 27
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 22 - 22
on upper limb 7 - 7
total 29 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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