Diagrams of Fish Characters

This section shows a few of the characters that are used to describe fishes. These diagrams are modified from figures in Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California, Fish Bulletin No. 157, D.J. Miller and R.H. Lea, California Dept. of Fish and Game, Sacramento,1972.

Figure One: General characters of the fish body.
Diagram One

Figure Two: The fish head.
Diagram Two

Figure Three: Gills and the isthmus.

Figure Four: Pelvic fin location.

Figure Five: Finlets and adipose fin.
Finlets Adipose Fin