Morphology Data of Bryaninops earlei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Suzuki, T. and J.E. Randall, 2014
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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,7-8; A I,7-8; pectoral-fin rays modally 15, some of the middle rays branched; body scales reaching forward dorsally to between middle of opercle or slightly anterior to posterior margin of preopercle, no scales on midline of nape; longitudinal scale series 22-25; transverse scale rows 6 or 7; elongated body, its depth at anus 12-17% SL; head length 29-31% SL; head width slightly greater than head depth; head depth 49-62% HL; short snout, 24-30% HL; slightly protruding lower jaw is rounded in ventral view; gill opening extending forward to a vertical at or slightly beyond posterior edge of preopercle; wide gill opening, extending forward to below posterior edge of orbit; sensory canal not interconnecting

above posterior edge of eye; absence of curved canine teeth on mid-side of lower jaw; rounded to truncate caudal fin; pelvic disc cup-like; pelvic frenum with a wide anteriorly-directed pocket; colour of head and body translucent, pale blue dorsally (with vertebral column visible as a dark brown band), crossed by 10 yellowish brown bars; body side yellowish brown, all of head and body densely speckled with dark brown (Ref. 94797).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bryaninops earlei

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 9 - 9
on upper limb 0 - 0
total 9 - 9


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
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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