Morphology Data of Tomiyamichthys russus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Characterized by greyish body color with dark brown bar below eye; gill cover with vertically elongate brown patch, dark brown spot just above; four large, rectangular blackish spots along middle of side to base of caudal fin; irregular brown spotting on back; spot near margin of first dorsal fin, large pale-edged black spot; united pelvic fins, frenum present; longitudinal scale series 77-97; posterior body with ctenoid scales, becoming cycloid anteriorly; head without scales; greatest depth of body5.1-6.1 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, a little longer that head length; presence of oculoscapular sensory canal and pores (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tomiyamichthys russus

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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