Morphology Data of Gobiopsis angustifrons
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lachner, E.A. and J.F. McKinney, 1978
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

Sensory pores nasal, posterior interorbital, and supraotic present, 2 preopercular pores present, anterior temporal and posterior temporal pores absent; head narrow, eyes large, interorbital narrow, diameter of orbit greater than width of bony interorbital; postmandibular and posterior gular barbels absent; jaw short, its length about 14-15% of SL; dark wedge on head descends to middle or lower portion of preopercle; light base of pectoral fin not divided by dark wedge; trunk with 5 prominent saddles and moderately mottled (Ref. 11637); characterized further by having cycloid scales; deeply embedded nape scales; depth of body 5.2-7.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiopsis angustifrons

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 32 - 38
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 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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