Morphology Data of Gobiodon fuscoruber
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,0; A I,8; both head and body naked; distinct groove between isthmus and interopercle; deep body (the depth at pelvic-fin origin 40.4-44.3 % SL) and strongly compressed; juveniles with rounded head, large adults with steep profile, slightly hump-headed; caudal peduncle relatively slender (depth 14.8-16.0% SL); colour of juveniles and adults dark reddish brown with greenish subcutaneous gleam on dorsal part of body; median fins plain (western Pacific Oceans) or with pale margin (Red Sea and Indian Ocean); iris plain light blue (Red Sea) or scattered with red-brown dots on the outer margin (Ref. 94082).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiodon fuscoruber

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 7 - 8
on upper limb 0 - 2
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


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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