Morphology Data of Eviota variola
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lachner, E.A. and S.J. Karnella, 1980
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males with fimbriate genital papilla, filamentous first dorsal fin, has a darker coloration and occipital spots are more intense.

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

This species is most closely related to the Eviota prasina complex, but differs from it in the following characters: usually A I,9 rather than I,8; pelvic fin often with a rudimentary fifth ray, which is usually absent in E. prasina; first filamentous dorsal spine with alternating dark and light spots to tip; occipital spots dark, prominent in adults but faint in young; dark peduncle spot more circular than chevron shaped; dark subcutaneous bars on posterior part of trunk 5/5, not 4/5 (Ref.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota variola

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 9 - 10
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   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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