Morphology Data of Amblyeleotris neumanni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and J.L. Earle, 2006
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI+I, 12-13; A I, 13; pectoral rays 19; longitudinal scale series 98-100; median predorsal scales absent; side of nape with scales extending forward to above middle of opercle; body depth 5.5-5.8 in SL; head length 3.45-3.5 in SL; snout length 1.75 in HL; gill opening extends forward to above middle of peopercle; 3rd - 5th dorsal spines of male are prolonged as filaments; lanceolate caudal fin, 2.6-2.85 in SL; pelvic fins are fully joined medially, reaching origin of anal fin; pelvic frenum present; body with 4 orangish brown bars and with irregular dark markings between; dorsal fin rays with ocellated orange spots, the soft rays tipped with orange; anal fin with the basal part with narrow adjacent bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pale blue or green pelvic fins (Ref. 57553).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblyeleotris neumanni

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 25 - 25
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 11
on upper limb 4 - 4
total 17 - 17
total 25 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   19 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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