Morphology Data of Amblyeleotris gymnocephala
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
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 circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Similar to A. macronema in color pattern but has more dorsal and anal rays (Ref. 37816).

Characterized by whitish or pale grey color; presence of dark brown stripe from behind the eye to upper edge of gill cover; five wide , diffused brown bars on side; brown scribbling on upper half of body between bars; pelvic fins united by membrane at base of fifth soft ray; without median predorsal scales; longitudinal scale series 120-130; greatest depth of body 6.3-7.0 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, about twice the head length (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amblyeleotris gymnocephala

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 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 17 - 19
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 18 - 20

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   19 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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