Morphology Data of Scomberoides lysan
Identification keys
Main Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
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

Description: Dorsal bluish, ventral silver or white; spots oval dusky 5-8 in double series above and below LL, first 4-5 intersects LL; dorsal lobe distal half abruptly and heavily pigmented grey to black (Ref. 3197, 90102). Body oblong and elliptical, compressed strongly; profiles dorsal and ventral about equally convex. Upper jaw extends to or slightly beyond eye posterior edge in adult (Ref. 90102). Scales needle-like and imbedded in tough skin; breast scales sharply lanceolate and embedded on middle of body below lateral line. Fins dorsal and anal posterior soft rays consist several semi-detached finlets. (Ref. 37816, 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scomberoides lysan

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 15 - 20
on upper limb 3 - 8
total 18 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 8
Soft-rays total 19 - 21
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 17 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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