Morphology Data of Tatia nigra
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
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Diagnosed uniquely from other species of the genus Tatia by its brown body color and short postcleithral process about 60.0% HL. Can be differentiated also from other congeners by its postcleithral spine not reaching vertical through origin of dorsal fin; nasal with well developed medial flanges; and total vertebrae 32 (Ref. 79512).

Description: A iii,7; V i+5. Post- Weberian vertebrae 32 (Ref. 79512).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tatia nigra

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 32 - 32

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

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