Morphology Data of Pseudogobius javanicus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, I.-S. and K.-T. Shao, 1993
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Color when fresh greenish and somewhat transparent. Body with numerous minute spots; 1st dorsal with a black blotch; caudal fin base with 2 vertically black spots. Longitudinal scales 27-28; transverse scales 7; predorsal scales 6-7. Maxillary extends to the vertical of anterial half of eye, upper jaw prominent; lips thin. Snout obtuse, overhanging the upper lips. Head scaled above behind eye and opercle. Scales on head, breast and belly cycloid; on lateral side of body ctenoid. Middle spines of 1st dorsal longest; 2nd dorsal and anal higher than 1st dorsal; pectoral and ventral about as long as head (Ref. 43550).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudogobius javanicus

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
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
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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