Morphology Data of Archamia bleekeri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Gon, O. and J.E. Randall, 2003
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

Color in life silver gray, translucent on body, variable amount of bright yellow pigment on head and body, most commonly on snout, jaws and throat; side of snout sometimes with dark dots; black caudal spot pupil size or smaller; fins pale; diffuse orange stripe above anal-fin base. Rays: dorsal rays VII,9; anal II,15-17 (usually 16); pectoral 14 (rarely 13 or 15). Lateral line scales 25 + 3-4; median predorsal scales 5-6 (rarely 5). Gill rakers 5-7 + 15-18. Body depth 2.6-3.2 in SL; body width 2.2-2.8 in depth; eye diameter 2.7-4.4 in HL; first dorsal spine 1.1-1.4 in second spine; second dorsal spine 2.2-3.0; third dorsal spine 2.3-3.0 in HL; spine of second dorsal fin 2.6-3.1, and second anal spine 3.4-4.5 in HL; pelvic-fin length 4.5-5.8, and caudal-peduncle length 4.5-5.4 in SL. Distance from insertion of pelvic spine to anal-fin origin 4.5-5.7 in SL. Preopercular edge smooth except for serrae at angle and on posterior half of ventral edge. Scaly sheath along anal-fin base poorly developed.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Archamia bleekeri

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 25
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 15 - 18
on upper limb 5 - 7
total 20 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 15 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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