Morphology Data of Ctenogobiops formosa
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., K.-T. Shao and J.-P. Chen, 2003
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 oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Gill opening extending forward to below hind margin of preopercle; caudal fin about equal to head length, 3.2-3.6 in SL; second or third dorsal spine longest, 4.25 - 5.8 in SL; caudal fin equal to shorter than head; longitudinal rows of dark spots on body, the lower row largest and midlateral; a dark brown streak behind corner of mouth and a shorter parallel one above it (Ref. 50606).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Ctenogobiops formosa

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 45 - 49
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
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 2notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  joint, cup-like
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
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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