Bulletin 22 - March 1984: Marine Fish Identification Sheet



Marine Fish Identification Sheet

 

A. Location

    Where _____________________________ When ________________________

    Time __________________________ How many _________________________

    Type of area (coral reef, rocks, open sea, sandy shore etc) ____________________

    _________________________________ Water depth _____________________

B. Body Shape (Refer to Sheet 1)

    Chosen shape number _____________

    If unable to recognise from sheet, please sketch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Background Coloring

    Body ____________________ Dorsal Fins ______________________

    Anal Fins _________________ Tail ____________________________

D. Prominent Markings

    Please indicate on the sketch any prominent body and/or tail markings.

 

 

 

 

 

E. Head Shape

    Choose from Sheet 2 (a). Number ______________________

F. Tail Shape

    Choose from Sheet 2 (b). Number ______________________

G. Meristic Detail

    State the number of spines and rays for:

    1st Dorsal Fin            2nd Dorsal Fin            Anal Fin                    Pectoral Fins

    Spines __________    Spines _________    Spines _________    Spines __________

    Ray ____________    Rays __________    Rays ___________    Rays ___________

Observed by: ________________ Date: ____________ Signature: ________________


OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Family: ________________________    Visual Aid Ref. No. ___________________

Scientific Name: _________________    Additional Comments: _________________

______________________________    __________________________________

Common Names                                      Marine Recorder

English: ________________________    Signature: __________________________

Arabic: ________________________    Date: ______________________________

 


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