Morphology Data of Timorichthys angustus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nielsen, J.G., M. Okamoto and W. Schwarzhans, 2013
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is distinguished from its congener T. disjunctus, by the following characters: pectoral fin peduncle much longer than its width (vs. equal in length); precaudal vertebrae 22 (vs. 16); total vertebrae 62 (vs. 52); long rakers on first gill arch 14 (vs. 6); horizontal eye diameter 3.1% SL (vs. 1.3% SL); interorbital width 0.8% SL (vs. 3.3% SL); no posterior mandibular pore (vs. present); anterior infraorbital pores 1 (vs. 3); opercular spine not covered by skin (vs. covered by skin); otolith height to thickness 2.5 (vs. 1.8); in alcohol head and body light brown (vs. dark brown) (Ref. 93598).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Timorichthys angustus

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
preanal 22 - 22
total 62 - 62


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 80 - 80
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 52 - 52

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   10 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   1 - 1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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