Morphology Data of Andamia reyi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males with occipital crest but absent in females (Ref. 90102).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Description: Dorsal fin XIV-XV, 19-20, spines with filamentous tips, the 2nd dorsal spine elongated particularly in males; anal fin II, 23-24; pectoral rays 15; pelvic fin I,4; unbranched caudal rays; last anal ray bound to caudal fin by a membrane. Mouth with numerous movable jaw teeth; crenulated lips margin; lower lip with fleshy disc, cup-shaped. Males with occipital crest, eye tentacle small and branched. Body elongate; depth at anal fin origin 7.8-8.2 in SL. Body with chevron dark markings; dorsal spots white along the back; eyebar oblique, behind the eye (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Andamia reyi

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)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 14 - 15
Soft-rays total 19 - 20
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 23 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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