Morphology Data of Bathygobius mystacium
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Tornabene, L., C. Baldwin, L.A. Weigt and F. Pezold, 2010
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
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguished by the following characters: 17-20 pectoral fin rays; 33-36 lateral scale rows; upper jaw length typically 9.2-11.0% SL (one specimen with 11.7%); predorsal squamation reaching anteriorly well beyond vertical through posterior margin of preopercle; first dorsal fin pigmentation variable, typically 1-3 longitudinal stripes with pale distal border of varying width, but sometimes uniformly dusky in larger specimens; trunk with 3 dorsal saddles sometimes reaching lateral midline and row of 6 large square to irregularly shaped blotches beneath lateral midline ranging in size from slightly larger than pupil to as large as or larger than orbit (Ref. 85559).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bathygobius mystacium

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 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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