Morphology Data of Chromis jubauna
Identification keys
Main Ref. Leão de Moura, R., 1995
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Color black in life, paler ventrally. Caudal peduncle and fin and upper 3/4 of soft dorsal fin yellow; black anal and pelvic fins (some have very small yellow spots on tips of anal rays); transparent or yellowish pectoral fin, with a dark spot at axil; pectoral spot remains visible in preserved specimens. Oblique mouth; a small, opercle with a flat spine posteriorly, aligned with the pupil, its margin smooth with a round corner; lower edge of suborbitals scaled. Tubed lateral line scales, 15-17; pored scales on mid-posterior part of body and caudal peduncle 10-13; branchiostegal rays 6; predorsal bones 3. (Ref. 27310).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chromis jubauna

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 10 - 10
Scales around caudal peduncle 15 - 15
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 17 - 21
on upper limb 6 - 8
total 23 - 23


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 9 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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