Morphology Data of Gadomus colletti
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chiou, M.-L., K.-T. Shao and T. Iwamoto, 2004
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

Bones of head rather firm and not cavernous. Snout low, not blunt at tip, decidedly shorter than diameter of orbit and not protruding beyond mouth; width at frontal margin of orbit slightly wider than 1/2 length of snout. Mouth large, terminal, and lateral; teeth in villiform bands on both jaws. No teeth on vomer or palatine. Barbel filamentous, about as long as, or a little shorter than length of head. Gill opening wide, extending to a vertical through center of pupil. Scales cycloid. Mandibular ramus provided with but 1 scale row. Color pale. Jaws white. All fins dusky; dorsal and anal fins darkening toward edge (Ref. 54421).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gadomus colletti

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
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 22
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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