Morphology Data of Gobiopsis woodsi
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, anterior temporal, and posterior temporal present, the supraotic pore almost always present, 2 preopercular pores; 2-5 posterior mandibular barbels present; anterior cheek tuft barbels modally 5; postmandibular and posterior gular barbels absent; scales strongly ctenoid, large, 30-36 in horizontal series; males with 2-5 enlarged canine teeth medially on inner row of upper jaw; jaw moderate in length, about 13-18% of SL; dark head wedge not evident; light base of pectoral fin divided or nearly so by dark wedge; coloration mottled, saddles not prominent (Ref. 11637).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiopsis woodsi

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
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 22
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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