Morphology Data of Bryaninops tigris
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
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

Dorsal-fin rays VI + I,7 or I,8 (usually I,8); anal-fin rays usually I,8 or I,9; pectoral-fin rays 12–14 (usually 13); anteriormost scales on body usually reaching to above or a little anterior to pectoral-fin base, the longitudinal scale series 32–59 (mean scale count 47); body elongate, the depth at origin of anal fin 11.6–14.5 % SL; head width about equal to head depth; snout length about equal to orbit diameter; gill opening small, reaching ventrally to below or just anterior to lower edge of pectoral-fin base; mouth slightly inferior; a recurved canine tooth (or pair of teeth) at side of lower jaw; lower edge of preopercle slightly scalloped; caudal fin truncate with rounded corners; pelvic fins short, round, and cup-like, the pelvic spines and frenum thickened; dorsal two-fifths of body transparent, crossed by six or seven narrow bars that may be yellow, dusky orange, or red, with a small spot of the same color dorsally between each bar; a white line above vertebral column; lower three-fifths of body dusky to blackish orange. Largest specimen, 24.5 mm (Ref. 89154).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bryaninops tigris

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 6 - 8
on upper limb 1 - 2


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
Checked by Busson, Frédéric
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