Morphology Data of Tometes makue
Identification keys
Main Ref. Jégu, M., G. Mendes dos Santos and E. Belmont-Jégu, 2002
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal

Mouth is horizontal (Ref. 46931). A large number, 6 to 11 pairs, of teeth in the lower jaw for specimens larger than 100 mm SL (Ref. 46931). A small number of prepelvic serrae, 0-9; and total serrae, 10-23 (Ref. 46931).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tometes makue

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 69 - 85
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 32 - 40
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 39 - 40


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 20 - 24
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 30 - 36

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   15 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Boden, Gert
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