Morphology Data of Timorichthys disjunctus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nielsen, J.G. and W. Schwarzhans, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Male copulatory organ is large, broad hood with free, small genital papilla inserted in proximal, ventral position.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: position of anus halfway between tip of snout and origin of anal fin; non-tapering and compressed body; head short with blunt snout; no scales and lateral line; vertical fins joined; pectoral radials not prolonged; mouth oblique, ending well behind eye; weak opercular spine covered by skin; anterior nostril close to upper lip, ending in distinct tube; palatines with few, small teeth; few, large head pores: anterior infraorbital pores 3, a pair of anterior mandibular pores at lower jaw symphysis and 1 posterior mandibular pore behind termination of maxilla; otolith with small, undivided, centrally placed sulcus; dorsal fin rays 74, anal fin rays 46, pectoral fin rays 11 or 12; vertebrae 16+36; anterior gill arch with 6 long rakers (Ref. 88959).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Timorichthys disjunctus

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
total 6 - 6
preanal 16 - 16
total 52 - 52


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 74 - 74
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 46 - 46

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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