Morphology Data of Paracheilinus rubricaudalis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, E.R. and G.R. Allen, 2003
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

Diagnosis: Pored lateral line scales 16 + 5; gill rakers 13 - 15; body depth 3.4-3.55 in SL; only the first dorsal soft ray of males prolonged as a filament; caudal fin slightly rounded; pelvic fins 1.75-2.0 in head length; three pale blue to pink stripes on side of body and slightly oblique; unscaled part of caudal fin mainly red (Ref. 52305).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paracheilinus rubricaudalis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 21 - 21
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 13 - 15
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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