Morphology Data of Tatia neivai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Sarmento-Soares, L.M. and R.F. Martins-Pinheiro, 2008
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Mature males with visible genital papilla, with a short deferent duct (vs. not evident in females).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes eyes with fixed fatty (adipose) tissue/eyelids
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal

Differs from all congeners by its unique color pattern with scattered small white spots over the sides of the body and caudal fin with dark vertical bars. Can be further distinguished by the following combination of characters : third nuchal plate broad, with short lateral projection, post-Weberian vertebrae alternatingly ribbed and unribbed; caudal-fin lobes of equal length in mature females, upper lobe more elongated in mature males; and 31-33 post-Weberian vertebrae (Ref. 79512).

Description: A iii,6-7; V i+5 (Ref. 79512).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tatia neivai

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 31 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 4 - 5
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 5
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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