dcsimg

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 25; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 21 - 27; Vertebrae: 27 - 30

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    Two apomorphic color patterns, body bright gray with dark gray to black stripes in males (versus light gray or no stripes; stripes wider than the light interspaces) and a vertically paired black blotch on caudal peduncle of juveniles and females (versus small spots irregularly arranged, or a single round dorsally positioned spot, or no spots on caudal peduncle). Second pharyngobranchial teeth 6-7 and adult males with a rather deep body which sometimes forms a discoid body morphology. Supraorbital neuromasts 16-19, scales on longitudinal series 26-28. Dorsal fin origin anterior to anal fin origin, caudal fin rays 22-25. Caudal fin rounded.

Threats

    Threats
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    Not Evaluated