Morphology Data of Bathygobius niger
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Hoese, D.F., 1986
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout other (see diagnosis)
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Upper 6 or 7 pectoral rays free from membrane, with 4-7 branches; head very depressed; upper jaw protrudes; mental frenum usually with a straight or slightly curved margin; V frenum with a smooth margin; prepelvic area naked. TRB 23-24; PD 14-18.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bathygobius niger

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 48 - 50
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 no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  other (see diagnosis)
Spines     0
Soft-rays   22 - 23
Pelvics Attributes  joint, cup-like
Position    thoracic
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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