Morphology Data of Brachirus marmoratus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 flattened
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Characterized by the following: D 64-70, origin of fin nearly at tip of snout; A 50-55; caudal rays 14-15, continuous with dorsal and anal fins; pelvic 5, fin of eye side joined to anal fin; small pectoral fins; lateral line of eye side with about 100 scales, on this side ctenoid while on blind side cycloid; eyes separated by scaly interorbital; lips, eyelids and some patches on chin and nape of eye side filamentous; no clusters of short filaments on body and median fins; body depth 1.8-2.2 in SL; body generally mottled light grey to tan with irregular dark brown to blackish blotches and smaller white spots; pectoral fins sometimes have blackish tips; highly variable colour pattern (especially the amount of larger dark brown to blackish blotches) depending on substrate (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Brachirus marmoratus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  64 - 70
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 50 - 55

Paired fins

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