Morphology Data of Pseudanthias lori
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Young and females with series of red blotches over the back below the soft part of the dorsal fin, followed by a red streak onto the tail (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by having greatest depth of body at 3.6-4.1 in SL; presence of fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip in male; prolonged third dorsal spine in male; lunate caudal fin, lobes of male often filamentous; elongate filaments of pelvic fin in male (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudanthias lori

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 47 - 52
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 21 - 24
on upper limb 8 - 9
total 29 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 16 - 17
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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