Morphology Data of Eviota nebulosa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Characterized by semi-transparent, greenish-brown body with about six faint, internal dark bars; scale margins narrow orange-brown; short brown bars across top of head and along upper back; presence of dark internal blotches above anal fin and lower edge of caudal peduncle; upper portion of caudal peduncle with large black spot; eleventh to fifteenth pectoral rays usually branched; ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape and pectoral fin base; longitudinal scale series 23-24; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; rudimentary fifth pelvic ray; average of 6-7 branches on fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 3.6-4.2 in SL (Ref. 90102). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 8/8.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota nebulosa

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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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