Morphology Data of Bryaninops spongicolus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Suzuki, T., S.V. Bogorodsky and J.E. Randall, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Dorsal-fin rays I,8; anal-fin rays I,8; pectoral-fin rays 15; scales on body reaching to above base of pectoral fins, the longitudinal scale series 52; transverse scale rows 11; body elongate, the depth at anus 15% SL; head width slightly greater than head depth; snout long and depressed, 41% head length, and depressed; eye 28% head length; lower jaw slightly protruding; gill opening extending forward to below center of eye; two pairs of recurved canine teeth on side of lower jaw; caudal fin rounded; pelvic disc broadly oblong and flat, not reaching genital papilla; each pelvic spine flattened to a lobe and joined to frenum, without a pocket beneath; body translucent in life, dusky yellow over abdomen; snout mainly yellow with a lateral blackish stripe from eye to front of jaws; scattered melanophores on head posterior to eye (Ref. 89154).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bryaninops spongicolus

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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