Morphology Data of Stegastes albifasciatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and A.R. Emery, 1985
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Diagnosis: Body dark brown to blackish; suborbital mostly blue with blue spots on side of head; most scales on side of body with blue transverse streak. Fins dark brown to blackish except pectorals which are translucent with dusky rays. Pectorals with scaly inner base and has pupil-sized black spot at the base of uppermost rays; a black spot (maybe bordered anteriorly with white) at base of posterior dorsal rays, slightly extending onto dorsal edge of caudal peduncle; with or without white bar across posterior half of body (Ref. 510). Body depth 1.8-2.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Stegastes albifasciatus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 18 - 20
Pored lateral line scales 18 - 20
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 2.5 - 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 11 - 15
on upper limb 8 - 11
total 19 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 15 - 16
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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