Morphology Data of Gobiodon ater
Identification keys
Main Ref. Herler, J., S.V. Bogorodsky and T. Suzuki, 2013
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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI+I,10; A I,8; head and body are naked; presence of a deep curved groove on isthmus; body and caudal peduncle slender (depth 37-41.2% and 13.8-14.7% SL, respectively); juveniles with rounded head, large adults slightly hump-headed; colour in juveniles and adults uniformly black, including iris; very small species (< 2.8 cm SL); females of breeding pairs usually significantly larger than males, recorded smallest highly gravid female is 1.85 cm SL (Ref. 94082).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiodon ater

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 20
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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