Morphology Data of Amblygobius semicinctus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Characterized by greenish brown body color with complex pattern consisting of longitudinal rows of small white spots; side of body with five narrow brown bars; presence of dark brown band from snout, through eye, to upper back; cheek with white spots and lines; dark-edged red spots dorsally on head; large brown spot above gill opening; basal part of upper caudal fin with large red-brown to blackish spot; 1-2 small black spot on outer part of caudal fin; prolonged third and fourth dorsal spines as short filaments, first dorsal fin taller than second; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 60-67; ctenoid scales; cycloid scales on nape, abdomen, and breast; predorsal scales 22-25, extending to interorbital space; scales dorsally on opercle, absent on cheek; depth of body 3.5-4.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblygobius semicinctus

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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 14 - 15
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 14 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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