Morphology Data of Chelidoperca myathantuni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Psomadakis, P.N., O. Gon and T. Htut, 2021
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
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: scale rows between the lateral line and middle of spinous dorsal-fin base 3 (2 full-sized plus 1 half-sized); pored lateral-line scales 42-44 (modally 44); pectoral-fin rays 16; predorsal scales 7-8 (modally 7); no scale rows from ventral side of dentary; scale rows on interorbital area extending to mid-orbit level; maxilla expanded posteriorly and covered ventrally by high skin fold; outermost row teeth of upper jaw are distinctly enlarged; side of the body with longitudinal dashed black stripe; 8-9 short white sub-triangular bars ventrally; dorsal-fin pale yellow with reddish pigment mostly restricted at the base of spines and rays (Ref. 123773).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chelidoperca myathantuni

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 42 - 44
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 20
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 14
on upper limb 5 - 7
total 17 - 20


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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