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Morphology Data of Scorpaenodes kelloggi
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

With spotted caudal fin (Ref. 4313); 3-4 spinous points on suborbital ridge (Ref. 37816); interorbital spines present; no small spines at midline between tympanic spines (Ref. 10482).

Description: Characterized by mottled reddish brown color; frequently with four diffuse dark bars on body, another at base of caudal fin; dark bars radiating from eye; absence of coronal spines; depth of body 3.0-3.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scorpaenodes kelloggi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 20 - 20
Scales in lateral series 30 - 33
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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