Morphology Data of Agosia chrysogaster
Identification keys
Main Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011
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

Agosia chrysogaster can be distinguished by its elongated lower lobe on anal fin in large female, 70-95 small lateral scales, small barbell at corner of mouth, long coiled intestine, black peritoneum, rounded snout, slightly subterminal mouth, dorsal fin origin above or slightly in front of pelvic fin origin, 7 anal rays, pharyngeal teeth 0,4-4.0. Color consists of dark gray above, dusky black band along silver side enlarged into black spot at caudal fin base, often gold flecks on side. Large male is light yellow below, with yellow paired fin bases, large dorsal fin (Ref. 86798).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Agosia chrysogaster

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 70 - 95
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)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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