Morphology Data of Arripis truttacea
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kuiter, R.H., 1993
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
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
Diagnosis

Greyish or greenish black to steel-blue with yellow to blackish spots dorsally; silvery white ventrally. Pectoral fin pale yellowish, other fins translucent. Juveniles similar but with a greater number of spots and with dark fin margins. Length of upper lobe of caudal fin <29.9% (Ref. 9701).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Arripis truttacea

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 49 - 56
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 16 - 17
on upper limb 7 - 11
total 24 - 27
Vertebrae
preanal
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 15 - 19
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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