Morphology Data of Zebrias lucapensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Seigel, J.A. and T.A. Adamson, 1985
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Preserved, ocular side light greyish-brown with 16-18 narrow, dark bands on body reaching the dorsal and anal fins. Blind side of body generally white with scattered spots, becoming dusky toward body margins. Eyes contiguous with upper eye slightly in advance of the lower; no interorbital scales. Opercular margins with minute tentacles. Ctenoid scales on both sides of the body; tubed lateral line scales cycloid.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Zebrias lucapensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 63 - 68
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only) absent
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 43 - 43


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes continuous with caudal fin
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 71 - 72
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see diagnosis)

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 56 - 56

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    jugular  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   4 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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