Morphology Data of Amblygobius cheraphilus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2016
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,13-14; A I,13-14; caudal fin moderately lanceolate, in adults slightly longer than head length; longitudinal scales 56-60; transverse scales 15-17; body scales are entirely cycloid; scaleless on head except side of nape with 14-18 rows of cycloid scales; color when alive grayish with two dark reddish-brown stripes on head and body; the upper stripe across snout, through mid-eye, ending below middle of soft dorsal fin, while the lower stripe from rear maxilla to middle base of caudal fin with portion on opercle containing a prominent oval dark-brown spot (usually larger than pupil) and stripe ending in a prominent triangular dark brown spot on caudal-fin base; small brown saddles along the back and across predorsal region; small (slightly less than pupil size) ocellus on the upper rays of caudal fin (Ref. 114936).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblygobius cheraphilus

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 19 - 20
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 6 - 6
on upper limb 0 - 0
total 6 - 6
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 13 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   20 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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