Morphology Data of Bathygobius curacao
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tornabene, L., C. Baldwin, L.A. Weigt and F. Pezold, 2010
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

This species is distinguished by the following characters: 16-17 pectoral fin rays (rarely 15 or 18); 31-36 lateral scale rows; upper jaw length 11.1-15.0 % SL; predorsal squamation extending anteriorly to vertical through posterior margin of preopercle, sometimes slightly beyond this point; body variously covered in dark blotches, sometimes loosely forming 6-7 diffuse dark blotches of varying size down body, trunk typically with no apparent diagnostic pattern of pigment (Ref. 85559).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bathygobius curacao

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   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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