Morphology Data of Gunnellichthys monostigma
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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

Description: Characterized by generally pale greyish body color; presence of small black spot posteriorly on opercle; head with iridescent blue stripe mid-dorsally, and sometimes with yellow to orange lateral stripe; head without scales; origin of dorsal fin slightly anterior to level of upper end of gill opening; slightly rounded to rhomboid caudal fin; depth of body 10-13 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gunnellichthys monostigma

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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 21 - 22
Soft-rays total 39 - 42
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 38 - 43

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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