Key to the species of Evermannia
by J. Van Tassell

1a

Second dorsal with 14-15 elements; lower jaw extending to or slightly beyond
posterior margin of eye; ...................................................................................... 2

1b

Second dorsal with 16-17 elements; lower jaw extending beyond posterior
margin of jaw by at least 1 eye diameter; .......................................................... 3

2a

Pectoral fin with 18-19 elements; first dorsal fin with elongate spine in male; second dorsal with generally 14 elements; ...............................................zosterura

 

2b

Pectoral fin with 20-21 elements; first dorsal fin without an elongate spine in
male; second dorsal with generally 15 elements;............................................. erici

3a Caudal fin rounded about equal to head length; first dorsal generally 5(4-6)
spines; D1 without elongate spines; no scales on body ..................... longipinnis
3b

Caudal fin lanceolate; first dorsal with 4 spines; elongate spine in D1 of
males; very small embedded scales on caudal peduncle;............panamensis


female color pattern

 

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