Morphology Data of Fusigobius longispinus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Covered with evenly-spaced round orange spots; develops an elongate first dorsal spine with growth (Ref. 1602). Body whitish; about 4 patches on lateral side of body, triangular patch on caudal base; all fins whitish with orange spots on dorsal and caudal, Transverse scales 7. Predorsal scales 4. Head triangular in cross-section; snout short and pointed. Dorsal fin triangular in shape; in males, 1st dorsal spine elongated and extending over base of last dorsal ray when depressed; 2nd dorsal fin ray pointed posteriorly. Anal fin similar to 2nd dorsal. Pectoral fin large, extending beyond origin of anal fin. Pelvic fin cup-like with connecting membrane (Ref. 43541).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Fusigobius longispinus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 24
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 6 - 7
on upper limb 0 - 1
total 6 - 8


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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