Morphology Data of Bryaninops nexus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Characterized by having semi-transparent body with dusky stripe on side of snout; presence of broad reddish brown stripe from rear eye to dorsal surface of abdomen and along ventral body to caudal fin base; pectoral rays unbranched and not thickened; longitudinal scale series 33-41; shallow cup, pelvic disc; opening of gill usually reaching to below middle or rear half of eye (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bryaninops nexus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 33 - 41
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 8 - 9
on upper limb 1 - 2
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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