Morphology Data of Vanderhorstia hiramatsui
Identification keys
Main Ref. Iwata, A., K. Shibukawa and N. Ohnishi, 2007
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species differs by having the following characters: 12 segmented rays on second dorsal fin; 38-39 longitudinal scale count; 15-16 predorsal scales; 16-17 transverse scale count from origin of second dorsal fin backward and downward to anal-fin base; pectoral-fin base broadly covered by cycloid scales; well developed connecting membrane between innermost rays; trough along posterior margin of eye well developed; almost entirely blackened operculum; cheek and occipital region scattered with minute yellow spots (and no yellow lines) (Ref. 75057).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Vanderhorstia hiramatsui

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 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 11
on upper limb 3 - 5


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen
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