Morphology Data of Acentrogobius limarius
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann, R.K. Hadiaty, 2015
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,10, where dorsal spines are thin and flexible, the third occasionally with long filamentous tip, reaching as far as sixth or seventh segmented ray of second dorsal fin when adpressed; A I,10; pectoral-fin rays 18-19 (rarely 18); lanceolate caudal fin, about equal to head length or slightly longer; scales in longitudinal scales 27-28, 9 transverse-scales; 8-9 predorsal-scales; finely ctenoid scales cover the body, becoming cycloid on breast (prepelvic), the pectoral-fin base, nape, and head; opercle and cheek are fully scaled; anterior extent of gill opening is below middle of opercle; transverse pattern of cheek papillae; single transverse row of papillae on chin; when alive, colour brown, grading to tan ventrally with scattered dark-edged, orange spots midlaterally on the side of the body, midlateral row of four, large squarish black spots from behind pectoral fin to caudal-fin base, pair of orange-brown stripes across cheek, and brown spotting on dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 101679).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Acentrogobius limarius

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 9 - 9
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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