Morphology Data of Upeneus lombok
Identification keys
Main Ref. Uiblein, F. and W.T. White, 2015
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
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VII + 9; pectoral fins 14 or 15; gill rakers 7-8 + 20-21 = 27-29; measurements for adults (for subadult in parentheses) in % SL: body depth at first dorsal-fin origin 21-23 (23); body depth at anus 19 (18); caudal-peduncle depth 9.2-9.3 (9.5); maximum head depth 19-20 (19); head depth through eye 14-15 (16); interorbital length 7.2-8.3 (7.8); head length 28-30 (29); snout length 9.2-9.6 (9.0); postorbital length 12 (12); orbit length 7.5-7.9 (8.4); upper jaw length 9.4-9.7 (9.8); barbel length 19-20 (17); caudal-peduncle length 21-23 (24); caudal-fin length 28-29 (29); anal-fin height 12-13 (15); pelvic-fin length 21-22 (20); pectoral-fin length 20-21 (21); first dorsal-fin height 19 (20); second dorsal-fin height 14 (16); colour of subadult when fresh: upper lobe of caudal fin with 3 red-brown obli ue bars including 1 bar close to tip (5 bars in preserved adult); lower caudal-fin lobe covered on inner (dorsal) two-thirds with dark red-brown pigmentation, the distal-most (ventral) 3 rays mostly unpigmented or whitish; barbels white; body dorsally darkened and head entirely dark apart from silvery scale regions below and behind eyes; preserved fish dark brown, ventrally lighter; bars on upper caudal-fin lobe and lower lobe pigmentation not or only weakly retained in preserved fish (Ref. 102936).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Upeneus lombok

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 20 - 21
on upper limb 7 - 8
total 27 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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