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Table 3 Meristic characters considered

From: Mitochondrial and morphological variation of Tilapia zillii in Israel

Code Meristic count
LL1 Number of scales along the upper lateral line
LL2 Number of scales along the lower lateral line
TR1 Number of scales between the dorsal fin and the upper lateral line
TR2 Number of scales between the upper and lower lateral line
TR3 Number of scales between the lower lateral line and the anal fin
P Number of rays in the pectoral fin
Pbr Number of branched rays in the pectoral fin
V Number of rays in the ventral fin
Vbr Number of branched rays in the ventral fin
D Number of rays in the dorsal fin
Dbr Number of branched rays in the dorsal fin
DS Number of spikes in the dorsal fin
A Number of rays in the anal fin
Abr Number of branched rays in the anal fin
AS Number of spikes in the anal fin
C Number of rays in the caudal fin
Cbr Number of branched rays in the caudal fin
LPR The position of the longest pectoral ray
LVR The position of the longest ventral ray
LDR The position of the longest dorsal ray
LAR The position of the longest anal ray
GR The number of gill rakers