Morphology Data of Trimma kudoi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Suzuki, T. and H. Senou, 2008
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

This species differs from its congeners in the following combination of characters; scales on predorsal midline absent; elongate spines of first dorsal fin absent; 5th pelvic-fin ray unbranched, 50-70% of 4th ray in length; basal membrane between innermost pelvic-fin rays 10-17% of length of 5th ray; a shallow or deep interorbital trough, no postorbital trough; nape with a slightly developed longitudinal ridge in the midline; longitudinal scales 22-23; head ground color and body bright yellow, with iris vivid yellow, 3 deep purple oblique lines margined by pink when fresh (Ref. 75202).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Trimma kudoi

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
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 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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