Morphology Data of Stonogobiops medon
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hoese, D.F. and J.E. Randall, 1982
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Scales on thorax and pectoral base small and embedded. Eyes and mouth large. Head pores absent. Angle of jaws 40 degrees. Tan in body color with pale spot on each scale; median fins greenish; 2nd dorsal fin with yellowish brown lines; pectoral fins pointed with tan rays, clear membranes; pelvic fins tan. Adults with dark head band ending on upper margin of preoperculum. Longitudinal scale series 100-115, transverse 24-29. 1st to 3rd dorsal spines of adults greatly prolonged. Median predorsal region scaled forward to above preoperculum.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Stonogobiops medon

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 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 13 - 14
on upper limb 3 - 4
total 16 - 18
preanal 10 - 10
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes other
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
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 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  joint, cup-like
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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