Morphology Data of Istigobius hoshinonis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Murdy, E.O. and D.F. Hoese, 1985
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs protruding genital papilla (m)
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Upper pectoral fin rays entire. Cycloid predorsal scales 13-17, ctenoid on trunk. No scales on antero-dorsal part of operculum. A large diagonal blue stripe beneath the eye from corner of mouth to dorsal most part of preoperculum. Only males with a black spot distally on membranes between IV and VI spines of 1st dorsal fin.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Istigobius hoshinonis

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
total
Vertebrae
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes other
Fins number 2
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 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  joint, cup-like
Position    thoracic  before 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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