Morphology Data of Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall, 2002
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XII-XIII,12-13 (usually XIII,12); A II,12-14 (often II,13); pectoral rays 16-17; lateral line tubed scales 14-17; gill rakers total, 25-29; body depth is 1.5-1.8 in SL; colouration, silvery grey with paler scale centers and yellow belly, the anterior half of anal fin and anterior margin of soft dorsal fin and the upper and lower margins of caudal fin is blackish; upper pectoral fin base with a distinct wedge-shaped black mark (Ref. 82240).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 14 - 17
Pored lateral line scales 14 - 17
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 17 - 20
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 24 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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