Morphology Data of Naso vlamingii
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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

Adults develop a convexly rounded prominent snout and unusually tall dorsal and anal fins. Side of body with vertical blue lines which break up into small blue spots dorsally and ventrally. A broad blue band extending from eye to front of rostral protuberance (Ref 9808).

Description: Characterized further by dark grey body color; blue lips; can quickly switch on electric-blue markings; caudal peduncle with pair of bony plates,, each with large keel with forward projecting point; caudal fin with filamentous lobes; greatest depth of body 2.2 (subadults)-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Naso vlamingii

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 9
on upper limb 3 - 3
total 12 - 12
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 6 - 6
Soft-rays total 26 - 27
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; with dorsal and ventral filament

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 27 - 29

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   3 - 3
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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