Morphology Data of Gobiosoma alfiei
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Van Tassell, J.L., J.-C. Joyeux, R.M. Macieira and L. Tornabene, 2015
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
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: scaled body from caudal peduncle to base of pectoral fin, scales in a wedge shape to under posterior of

first dorsal-fin base, continuing anteriorly in a row of 3-4 scales, row slightly tapering anteriorly; naked area extending from mid-pectoral-fin base to 4th-11th ray of second dorsal fin (rarely extending further) and from the mid-pectoral-fin base to 3rd-9th anal-fin ray (rarely extending further); upper jaw 21.5% in head length; lateral scales modally 29; individuals 15 mm SL or larger have 24+ scales; pectoral fin 18 (17-20) (Ref. 104557).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiosoma alfiei

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
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   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 8
Soft-rays total 8 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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