Morphology Data of Brevimyrus niger
Identification keys
Main Ref. Bigorne, R., 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales

LS/D 2.9-4.3;LS/PD 10.8-15.5. Pectoral fin longer or at least as long as head. Globular swelling on chin reduced. Base of dorsal fin 0.51-0.78 x of the anal fin base. Generally uniformly silver color but may sometimes be irregularly mottled on the sides.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Brevimyrus niger

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 43 - 57
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 12
Scale rows below lateral line 10 - 13
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 14 - 20
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 24 - 30

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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