Morphology Data of Trimma burridgeae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Winterbottom, R., 2016
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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: bony interorbital 80-100% pupil diameter; 11 scales in predorsal midline with the anterior few rows often cycloid in adults; the second dorsal spine reaches to between the middle and the end of the second dorsal fin or just beyond this point; usually four free neuromasts (sensory papillae) in row f on the chin and in row r on the top of the snout; usually 14 unbranched pectoral-fin rays; an unbranched fifth pelvic-fin ray that is 47-63% the length of the fourth ray; colour of freshly collected specimens red to yellow background colour with a light stripe along the mid-lateral body that continues forward over the top of the pupil, with a light stripe below the eye bordered dorsally by a narrow red stripe (both light stripes apparently blue in life), a broad diffuse internal dark stripe over the abdominal cavity which narrows and continues posteriorly on and just below the vertebral column, ending at the pale bar in front of the dark caudal blotch (Ref. 109919).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Trimma burridgeae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 23 - 24
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 - 17
on upper limb 3 - 4
total 19 - 21


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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