Morphology Data of Trachyscorpia osheri
Identification keys
Main Ref. McCosker, J.E., 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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by D XII, 9; vertebrae 25; presence of tympanic spines; well-developed upper-jaw lip, covering most of premaxillary band laterally; scales on lateral surface of maxilla absent; longitudinal scale rows about 59-60; second pelvic fin ray the longest; deeply notched pectoral fin, length of 11th ray 65% of that of 17th ray; deep body, its depth 37-39% SL; large orbit diameter, 14-15%SL; slightly convex head profile; no swimbladder; color reddish with white and black markings and smudges on portions of head, dorsal surface of flanks and fins (Ref. 75873).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Trachyscorpia osheri

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 25 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 23
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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