Morphology Data of Taeniamia buruensis
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VII,9; anal rays 11,12-13 (rarely 14); pectoral rays 14 (rarely 13 or 15). Two lateral-lines, scales 25 + 3-5; median predorsal scales 1-2 (rarely 3 or 4; more anterior predorsal scales in pairs). Gill rakers 5-7-+ 15-17 (total, 21-23). Body depth ~.6-2.9 in SL, and body width 2.0-2.3 in the depth; eye diameter 3.0-3.6 in head length; first dorsal spine 1.5-1.9 in second spine; second and third dorsal spine 2.4-3.0 in HL; spine of second dorsal fin 2.4-2.9, and second anal spine 3.0-3.7 in HL; pelvic-fin length 4.4-5.1, and caudal-peduncle length 4.2-4.65 in SL; distance from insertion of pelvic spine to anal-fin origin 3.8-4.4 in SL. Posterior and ventral preopercular edges fully serrate or nearly so. Scaly sheath along anal-fin base poorly developed or absent (Ref. 54391).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Taeniamia buruensis

Lateral Lines 2 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 25
Pored lateral line scales 24 - 26
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 - 17
on upper limb 5 - 7
total 21 - 23


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 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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