Morphology Data of Trimma nomurai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Suzuki, T. and H. Senou, 2007
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 is distinguished by the following set of characters: predorsal scales 5-6 ; second spine of first dorsal fin elongate and filamentous; middle 9-15 (of 19) rays of pectoral fin branched; fifth pelvic-fin ray branched, 72-90% of fourth ray in length; height of connecting membrane between innermost pelvic-fin rays 28% of length of fifth ray; interorbital and postorbital trenches deep; longitudinal scales 22-23; opercular scales absent; ground color of head and body pale lilac, 3 vivid yellow longitudinal stripes on body and vertical fins, when fresh a large rounded dark brown blotch posterodorsally to base of pectoral fin (Ref. 75857).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Trimma nomurai

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 11 - 11
on upper limb 4 - 4
total 15 - 15
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 19
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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