Morphology Data of Eviota guttata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2010
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is similar to Eviota albolineata in having similar counts or measurements. Color differences in live and preserved materials are distinct, however, with E. guttata having a dark spot on the ventral side of the head on the isthmus, about in line with the posterior portion of the maxilla and presence of a few scattered melanophores on the underside of the lower jaw near the tip, the intensity of the dark pigmentation varies, from a few melanophores to a very dark area (absent in E. albolineata) (Ref. 83982). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 9/8 (Ref. 116739).

Description: Characterized further by longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, absence on head, nape and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joins bases; 6-9 branches on fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 6.5-7.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Eviota guttata

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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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