Morphology Data of Hetereleotris dorsovittata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kovacic, M., S.V. Bogorodsky and A.O. Mal, 2014
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 oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,12; A I,11; pectoral-fin rays 14, branched rays; pelvic-fin rays I,5, with the fin separated and no fraenum, the 5th ray unbranched; no scales on body; no head canals; the suborbital rows of papillae with 4 transversal rows; absence of tentacle above eye; anterior nostril is a long tube without flap at its tip, while posterior nostril has a short tube, no more than ½ length of anterior nostril; body and head with irregular mottling above midlateral, both dorsal fins with black submarginal bands (Ref. 116594).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hetereleotris dorsovittata

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 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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