Morphology Data of Buenia lombartei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kovačić, M., F. Ordines and U.K. Schliewen, 2018
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: the anterior oculoscapular canal is semi-closed with pores ?, ?, ?, ?, ? and additional pores and open furrows; (2) suborbital row c of 6 papillae; A I, 7-8; LL 25-27; TR 6; P 18; D1 II, with the longest spine of D1, backwards reaching to D2 middle in males when folded down, in females not reaching D2 I; pelvic disc anterior membrane reduced to less than 1/6 of spinous ray in midline depth; well developed tongue bilobed; head length 33.1-35.0 of SL; eye 32.9-33.5% of head length; anal fin base 11.7-12.2% of SL; pelvic to anus 19.4-20.4% of SL; snout 72.1-75.0% of eye diameter; pectoral fin 20.2% of SL; cheek depth 15.4-15.7% of head length; colour when fresh reduced to rarely scattered yellow dots and miniature melanophores densely distributed on head and body, only forming three small marks visible at lateral midline; colour when preserved reduced to scattered miniature melanophores on head and body, forming only three small marks visible at lateral midline (Ref. 117412).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Buenia lombartei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 27
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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   18 - 18
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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