Morphology Data of Ctenogobiops tongaensis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., K.-T. Shao and J.-P. Chen, 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

This species has the following distinct characters: gill opening extends forward to a vertical about halfway between posterior edge of preopercle and hind margin of orbit; caudal fin is longer than head length, 2.65-2.8 in SL; second dorsal spine in male 2.95 in SL, in female and 2.65 in SL; longitudinal scale series 50-51; 3 longitudinal rows of dark spots on body (Ref. 50606).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ctenogobiops tongaensis

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 9 - 10
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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