Morphology Data of Chromis tingting
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tea, Y.-K., A.C. Gill and H. Senou, 2019
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: D XIV,13-14; A II,12; pectoral rays 19-20; tubed lateral-line scales 15-17; gill rakers 5-6 + 17-20 = 22-26; caudal fin with two spinous procurrent rays dorsally and ventrally. Colour of adult generally silvery white with a large black spot on the pectoral fin base that reaches the lower limits of the axil; juvenile's head and body entirely gunmetal to silvery-grey, overlaid with greenish blue iridescence dorsally; the iris pale blue to grey, bright metallic blue on dorsal edge; axil of pectoral fin base with large black spot; caudal peduncle greyish yellow to bright yellow posteriorly; dorsal fin bright yellow, with basal part of spinous part of fin greyish yellow in larger juveniles; anal fin bright yellow; caudal fin bright yellow basally with remainder of fin hyaline in small juveniles, the yellow area becoming more extensive to cover most of fin in larger juveniles; pectoral fins are hyaline; pelvic fins greyish hyaline, edged in pale blue (Ref. 120429).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chromis tingting

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 15 - 17
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 11 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 17 - 20
on upper limb 5 - 6
total 22 - 26
preanal 11 - 11
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 14 - 14
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 12 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 20
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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