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Table 1 Comparision of present specimen, Parascolopsis capitinis Russell 1996 with their holotype and paratypes

From: First report of dwarf monocle bream Parascolopsis capitinis (Teleostei: Nemipteridae) from South-west coast of India

Characters Holotype and Paratypes (Russell 1996) Present Specimens Kochia
Dorsal fin X, 9 X, 9
Anal fin III, 7 III, 7
Pectoral fin 17 (16–17) 17 (15–18)
Lateral line scales 35 (35–36) 35 (35–37)
Gill rakers 12 (11–12) 12 (12–13)
Body depth in SL 2.9 (2.8–3.1) 2.9 (2.7–3.0)
Head length in SL 2.8 (2.6–2.8) 2.8 (2.6–3.0)
Head length in BD 1 (0.9–1.0) 0.9 (0.9–1.0)
Snout in head 3.6 (4.1–4.7) 5.2 (3.9–6.2)
Eye diameter in head 3.1 (2.7–3.1) 3.2 (3.0–3.5)
Eye diameter in snout 0.9 (0.6–0.7) 0.6 (0.5–0.8)
Inter orbital width in ED 1.5 (1.4–1.8) 1.3 (1.1–1.6)
Dorsal fin base length in SL 1.9 (1.9–2.0) 1.8 (1.8–1.9)
1st dorsal spine in longest dorsal spine 1.9 (1.9–2.0) 2.1 (1.8–2.8)
Longest dorsal spine in longest dorsal ray 1.1 (1.0–1.1) 1.1 (0.9–1.2)
Anal fin base length in SL 6.1 (5.9–6.4) 5.8 (5.3–6.1)
1st anal spine in 2nd anal spine 1.7 (1.6–1.8) 1.8 (1.6–2.2)
2nd anal spine in 3rd anal spine 1 (0.9–1.0) 1 (0.9–1.1)
Pectoral fin in head 1.3 (1.3–1.4) 1.3 (1.2–1.4)
Pelvic fin in head 1.5 (1.5–1.6) 1.5 (1.4–1.6)
  1. aThe measurements given first (outside brackets) are total average of measurements