Morphology Data of Plectranthias inermis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

The bright red colors show as dark grey to almost black in natural light available in deep water (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by whitish color with three rows of large , square red blotches; yellowish white first three dorsal spines, remainder of fins translucent or lightly spotted; 0-5 tiny poorly developed serrae at upper margin of preopercle of adults; greatest depth of body 2.6-3.2 in SL; dorsal fin nearly separated into spinous and soft portions; rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Plectranthias inermis

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

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 16 - 18
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   13 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Santos, Kristine
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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