Morphology Data of Gobioides sagitta
Identification keys
Main Ref. Harrison, I.J., P.J. Miller and F. Pezold, 2003
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid scales

Diagnosis: lower jaw with 2 rows of caniniform teeth, a single row in upper jaw; dorsal fin 19-21 segmented rays; anal fin with 19 segmented rays; 31 vertebrae; maximum size: 500 mm TL; gape of mouth reaching to below or beyond eye; dorsal fin: VII,19-21; anal fin: I,19; pectoral fins: 17; caudal fin: 16-18 segmented rays; dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane (Ref. 57403, 79590).

Coloration: preserved specimens uniformly light brown (Ref. 57403, 79590). In life: head and back bluish-grey, ventral part of body yellowish-white; fins greyish or white (Ref. 57403, 79590).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobioides sagitta

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
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 10 - 10
total 31 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 19 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias
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