Morphology Data of Gobiopsis macrostoma
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Characterized by pale grey body color with irregular brown blotches on cheek, without pronounced dark patch covering top of head; presence of four dark brown saddles (including one on nape) dorsally on side; caudal fin base with diffuse blackish bar; presence of dark wedge-shaped mark on pectoral fin base; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 36-44; presence of barbels on snout, tip of chin, and ventrally below lower jaw (except none on posterior mandible); strongly ctenoid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; presence of sensory pores on head, including two preopercular pores; depth of body about 5.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiopsis macrostoma

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
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   19 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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