Morphology Data of Pleurosicya occidentalis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Larson, H.K., 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Slender member of Pleurosicya with a dense black spot on nape center; nape naked; gill opening restricted to pectoral base; tongue rounded, with pointed center (Ref. 43682). Caudal fin rounded.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Pleurosicya occidentalis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 24
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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 6 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  very large , lobe-like
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  joint, cup-like
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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