Morphology Data of Enneanectes boehlkei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Victor, B.C., 2013
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: naked belly, pectoral-fin base, and cheek; adults with spiny preorbital bone; blunt snout; 3 rows of scales above rear pored scales, first 2 rows about equal-sized; first dorsal fin relatively short; fifth body bar prominently darker than first 4 and typically wider than 4-5 interspace; first four body bars are usually indistinct, often barely distinguishable; 4-5 interspace without central dark patch or dark accessory bar; 2 broad and solid dark or dusky red bands on caudal fin (in breeding males all dark); pale band flanked with dark or red stripes from eye across upper jaw; second dorsal fin with 3 rounded dark spots on membranes near the spine bases and thin band of fine speckling on outer rim of fin; anal fin with 4 or 5 dark patches; mode of D III+XII+8 and A II, 16; mode of 15 pored lateral-line scales and 21 scales in notched midline row (Ref. 93957).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enneanectes boehlkei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 14 - 17
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 3
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 15 - 15
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 16 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    jugular  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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