Morphology Data of Trachinotus baillonii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Description: Dorsal side silvery blue to grey, ventral side silvery white; spots 1-6 small black on or near LL but absent in specimens less than 15 cm, number of spots increasing with age (Ref. 3197, 90102). Body elongated or ovate, compressed strongly; profile dorsal and ventral convex equally. Snout blunt. Fins dorsal lobe shorter than and anal fin lobe than about 25 cm FL; both lobes elevated greatly. Caudal peduncle without grooves. (Ref. 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Trachinotus baillonii

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 15 - 19
on upper limb 7 - 13
total 22 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 20 - 24
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 20 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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