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Table 1 Measurements and meristic counts of the first record of Cephalopholis nigri in the Mediterranean Sea and of a Cephalopholis taeniops both specimens caught from Maltese waters

From: Morphological and genetic analyses of the first record of the Niger Hind, Cephalopholis nigri (Perciformes: Serranidae), in the Mediterranean Sea and of the African Hind, Cephalopholis taeniops, in Malta

  Cephalopholis nigri Cephalopholis taeniops
Parameter Measurements (mm) % SL Measurements (mm) % SL
Total length 140.0   288.0  
Standard length 116.0   247.0  
Maximum body depth 36.9 31.8 81.3 32.9
Length of dorsal fin base 14.6 12.6 113.8 46.1
Pectoral fin base 8.9 7.7 17.8 7.2
Anal fin base 19.1 16.5 43.5 17.6
Pre-pelvic length 41.0 35.3 86.9 35.2
Pre-anal length 77.0 66.4 143.4 58.1
Head length 43.1 37.2 88.1 35.7
Pre-orbital length 10.6 9.1 29.3 11.9
Eye diameter 9.1 7.8 12.7 5.1
  Counts Counts
Dorsal fin spines 9 9
Dorsal fin soft rays 14 15
Pectoral fin soft rays 14 18
Pelvic fin spines 1 1
Pelvic fin soft rays 5 5
Anal fin spines 3 3
Anal fin soft rays 8 9
Scales on lateral line 45 72
Gill rakers 22 23