Morphology Data of Palatogobius grandoculus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Greenfield, D.W., 2002
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Genital papilla of male short and pointed, its length about 1/6 of first anal element. In female short and broad.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes other (see remarks)
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Eyes very large, situated dorsally. Mouth rather large, very oblique, protractile. Differs from P. paradoxus by having a much larger eye, shorter snout, and narrower interorbital width. Body scales extend forward on sides past the first dorsal fin origin (vs. extending forward only to beneath the soft dorsal fin).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Palatogobius grandoculus

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 13 - 13
on upper limb 2 - 2
total 15 - 15
total 27 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 17 - 18
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 18 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   21 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
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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