Morphology Data of Stigmatogobius sella
Identification keys
Main Ref. Larson, H.K., 2005
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal

Snout pointed and jaws extending posteriorly to behind eye in males and to posterior half of eye in females; body with large ocellate brown spot at mid-base of caudal fin; broad brown stripe extending from tip of second first dorsal fin spine onto mid-side of body, ending in rounded dark blotch or spot; and brown triangular mark crossing cheek below eye to rictus. Second dorsal rays usually I,7; anal rays usually I,8; pectoral rays 15-17, modally 16; longitudinal scales 24-28; transverse scales backward 7-8 1/2; predorsal scales 8-12 cycloid; anteriormost scale largest, entering interorbital space; headpores reduced, only posterior interorbital, postorbital, and two preopercular pores present (Ref. 56945).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Stigmatogobius sella

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 28
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
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   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 6 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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