Morphology Data of Gobiopsis quinquecincta
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Characterized by overall white body color with black saddles on head and nape; side of body with four black bars on side, including narrow bar at base of caudal fin; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 29-37; presence of barbels on snout, tip of chin, and ventrally on lower jaw; mostly cycloid scales, some with weak ctenii; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; very short jaw, 11-13% SL; depth of body 5.0-7.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiopsis quinquecincta

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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