Morphology Data of Gobius kolombatovici
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kova?i?, M. and P.J. Miller, 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth superior

Distinguishable from the other north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Gobius species by: (1) row g reaching lateral end of row o, (2) row o variably related to fellow in dorsal midline, usually connected or overlapping, but sometimes separate (in fig.4), (3) body and head with orange spots and blotches, body spots and blotches clearly visible even in preserved specimens, after loss of orange coloration, and (4) first dorsal fin with black blotch in upper posterior corner, remaining also in preserved specimens. It further differs from G. cruentatus in (1) absence of cheek scales, and (2) shorter row x, not reaching pore ß anteriorly. G. kolombatovici also differs by a higher number of scales in lateral series (Ref. 37044).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobius kolombatovici

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 52 - 57
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 28 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 13 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  joint, cup-like
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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