Morphology Data of Asterropteryx senoui
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shibukawa, K. and T. Suzuki, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species differs from the other species of the spinosa complex in having the following set of characters: cheek spines 6-10; all are short and the similar in size, length of longest spine 1.6-2.2% SL; first dorsal fin with no filamentous spines; distinct black spot on first dorsal fin absent; caudal fin base with a small vertically-elongate ovoid black spot; head and body, except for minute, dusky and slightly faded orange or yellow dots, have no vivid reddish orange spots ; underneath the eye is a distinct, narrow ventrally pointed vertical black bar (Ref. 75136); characterized further by absence of prolonged spines; longitudinal scale series 23-24; ctenoid scales on body, becoming cycloid anterior to pelvic and pectoral fins; rounded caudal fin; depth of body 4.0-4.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Asterropteryx senoui

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 8 - 9
on upper limb 2 - 3
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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