Morphology Data of Gobiodon prolixus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Winterbottom, R. and A.S. Harold, 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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales scales embedded or partly/completely absent

Distinguished by having five pale blue, thin, vertical lines on the head and pectoral

base on a brown to pale brown background; a slim to somewhat tubular body shape, especially in adults (body depth at pelvic-spine origin 27-36% SL: distance between the anterior base of the first dorsal-fin spine and the anterodorsal base of the first pectoral-

fin ray 41.3-50.4% HL); a short straight groove may be present between the medial margin of the interopercle and the isthmus, but its presence or absence seems to depend on position of suspensorium when preserved (Re. 55666).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobiodon prolixus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   18 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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