Morphology Data of Etrumeus wongratanai
Identification keys
Main Ref. DiBattista, J.D., J.E. Randall and B.W. Bowen, 2012
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

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 21- 22; A 10; pectoral-fin rays 15-17; gill-rakers 12-13 + 32-33 (total 43-47); vertebrae 52-53; origin of pelvic fins about one-third eye diameter posterior to a vertical at rear base of dorsal fin; colour when preserved in alcohol: dark purplish grey on dorsal half of body (iridescent blue where scales present), abruptly pale silvery grey on ventral half; a faint dusky blotch posterior to upper third of opercle; when fresh, colour of body iridescent blue-green on dorsal half of body, the scale edges of upper two or three rows black, abruptly silvery white ventrally; a semicircular blackish spot posterior to upper third of opercle (Ref. 91762).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Etrumeus wongratanai

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 32 - 33
on upper limb 12 - 13
total 43 - 47
total 50 - 53


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 21 - 22
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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