Morphology Data of Poromitra jucunda
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kotlyar, A.N., 2010
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

The species has a spinulated posterior

and lower margins of praeoperculum, posterior margin of the praeoperculum is usualy unspinulated or in a small number of fish there can be one spinule; insertion of ventral fins is in front of the vertical of the posterior margin of pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw in most fish does not reach the vertical of the posterior eye margin; usually 3 (seldom 2) spiny and 10–12 soft rays in dorsal fin; 8–10 soft rays in anal fin; 23–25 rakers at the first branchial arch; vertebrae 28–29; and pyloric caeca 4–6.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Poromitra jucunda

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 28 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 10 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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