Morphology Data of Glossogobius illimis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hoese, D.F. and G.R. Allen, 2011
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
Type of scales cycloid and ctenoid scales

Can be diagnosed by having the following characters: moderate mouth, reaching to a point below anterior margin to middle of eye; operculum with a small patch of scales dorsally with 10-20 small scales in two or three longitudinal rows; second dorsal fin usually with I,9 rays; pectoral fin with 18-21 rays (usually 20); predorsal scale count usually 13-18; one or usually two small lateral canal head pores above anterior operculum just before terminal lateral canal pore; papilla line 6 usually well developed; papilla lines composed of a single row of papillae; body with 5 elongate brown to black spots on midside from second dorsal origin to posterior end of caudal peduncle; snout length 9.8-11.3% SL; spots usually bordered by faint brown lines above and below (Ref. 90210).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glossogobius illimis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 28 - 30
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 26 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  part of sucker-disc
Position    thoracic
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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