Soon, however, the entire town was wrapped in slumber; a feeble light still glimmered in Madame's apartment, which looked out upon the square, and the soft rays
from the expiring lamp seemed to be the image of the calm sleep of a young girl, hardly yet sensible of life's anxieties, and in whom the flame of existence sinks placidly as sleep steals over the body.
The dorsal fin has 12 spines and 19-20 soft rays
and is elongated into filaments which trail behind the fish as it swims.
All individuals were measured for 20 morphometric and four meristic (the number of hard and soft rays
in dorsal, pectoral, ventral and anal fins) traits according to the Brylinska (1986) (Fig.
The single dorsal fin has spines and supplemental soft rays
. Anal fin has 0 to 4 spines with soft rays
Anal fin similar to the second dorsal fin, with one to three spine and 8-35 soft rays
; separated finlets present behind dorsal and anal fins in some species.
As I lay on a poolside bed, I could hear birds chirping and feel the soft rays
of the morning sun streaming in through the bamboo strips on top.
Colour in life of males: body yellow shading yellow white on abdomen; 5 irregular red orange bands; dorsal fin yellow, spinous portion, dusky spots on outer part, black on the first membrane, a central lavender band becoming black toward soft rays
, soft portion with a black central band abruptly translucent posteriorly, anal fin yellow, soft portion with a broad lavender black central band becoming narrower on the spinous part.
The soft rays
of an early November sun flood up the street catching the stonework of the buildings and glinting off windows.
Meristic counts were made with a dissecting microscope and included anal-fin soft rays
and lateral-line scale counts.
longipes, such as having 9 instead of 11 dorsal soft rays
, 11 instead of 13 anal soft rays
, and a caudal fin of unusual shape.
A small (48-56), robust species of Opistognathus with the following combination of features: Upper jaw sexually dimorphic, maxilla of males longer and with two dark stripes on inner lining; dorsal-fin soft rays
, 16 or 17, anal-fin spines III; oblique scale rows in longitudinal series 81-94; gill rakers on lower limb of first arch 22-25; five wide dusky bars overlain with diffuse spotting on body, a faint non-ocellated oval blotch in spinous dorsal between spines 4 and 7; anterior nostril with an unbranched club-shaped cirrus; buccal pigmentation; a large orbit (2.8-3.1 in HL), head short (length 2.8-3.0 in SL), and long upper jaw length (males 1.3-1.4, female 1.7 in HL); caudal vertebrae 19.
Characteristics of California Labridae: Mouth protractile; jaw teeth separate, projecting outward; dorsal fin with 8-14 spines and 9-13 soft rays
; anal fin with 3 spines and 9-13 soft rays
; caudal fin with 7+7 principal caudal rays; pectoral rays 12-19 soft rays
; pelvic fins, 1 spine and 5 soft rays
; 6 branchiostegal rays; gill rakers, 5-8 (upper limb) + 9-16 (lower limb) (note, gill raker counts for Semicossyphus pulcher are 6-7 + 10-11 = 17-19; R.