Morphology Data of Bujurquina pardus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Arbour, J.H., R.E.B. Salazar and H. López-Fernández, 2014
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales

Bujurquina pardus is distinguished from all other congeners by having small, square or tapered black spots ('pardus type') in the region of overlap between the scale base and the anterior overlaying scale's margin. It differs from all other Bujurquina species (B. huallagae, B. moriorum, B. peregrinabunda, and B. ortegai) by the presence of white hyaline margins on the dorsal-fin lappets. It can be distinguished from all congeners except B. eurhinus, B. robusta, B. labiosa, B. huallagae, and B. oenolaemus by having a short pectoral fins (<32% of SL). It further differs from B. oenolaemus, B. cordemadi, B. tambopatae, B. eurhinus, B. labiosa, B. robusta, B. apoparuana, B. hophrys, B. megalospilus, B. ortegai, B. mariae, and B. zamorensis by the presence of light spotting on the spinous dorsal fin. It can be diagnosed from a very similar species B. huallagae, on the basis of the presence of white dorsal-fin lappet margins (rather than black), a strongly curved suborbital stripe (rather than straight or nearly straight), a complete bar 7 (rather than divided), and in having faint buccal stripes (rather than dark buccal spots) (Ref. 96081).

Description: Scale rows above lateral line 23-24; scales between upper lateral line and dorsal fin 3.5 anteriorly, 1.5 posteriorly; scales on upper lateral line 14-16; on lower lateral line 8-10 with 1 or 2 scales continuing on caudal fin; two scale rows between lateral lines; circumpeduncular scale rows 7 above lower lateral line, 7 below; cheek with three rows of scales, cycloid (Ref. 96081)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bujurquina pardus

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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