Morphology Data of Amblyeleotris biguttata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 2004
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 circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI+I, 13; anal rays I, 13; pectoral rays 19; pelvic fins joined by membrane to tips of fifth rays; pelvic frenum present; fourth pelvic ray longest; fifth pelvic ray branching twice. Longitudinal scale series 91-103; no median predorsal scales; scales on side of nape extending to above middle of opercle. Gill opening reaching forward to a vertical about two-thirds orbit diameter behind eye. Body depth 5.8-6.1 in SL; head length 3.6-3.8 in SL; caudal fin pointed and long, 2.2-2.6 in SL. Pale brown dorsally, white ventrally, with three indistinct brown bars on body, and a slightly oblique brown bar from nape across opercle; pale interspaces with small brown blotches, faintly interconnected; a pair of prominent black spots on chin; dorsal fins yellowish grey, the first dorsal with small irregular dark-edged pale blue spots and orange tipped spines, the second dorsal with a broad yellow border containing small dark-edged pale blue spots, the rays tipped with orange; caudal fin with a vertically elongate diffuse brown spot on base (Ref. 57552).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblyeleotris biguttata

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 20 - 20
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 9
on upper limb
total 25 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 13 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 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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