Morphology Data of Bathygobius laddi
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Hoese, D.F., 1986
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

Males uniformly dark brown; fins dusky to black (Ref. 2798). Females light brown with crossbars on body; caudal base with dark bar; dorsal and caudal fins mottled, other fins clear (Ref. 2798); characterized further by having upper 5-6 pectoral rays partly free of membrane; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 28-32; predorsal scales 9-13, not reaching rear margin of preopercle; cheek, opercle, pectoral fin base and prepelvic area without scales; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid on head and anterior body (short distance anterior to first dorsal fin); depressed head, width greater than depth; depth of body 4.6-5.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bathygobius laddi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 28 - 32
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   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   21 - 24
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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