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Morphology Data of Paedovaricus imswe
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tornabene, L., J.L. Van Tassel, D.R. Robertson and C.C. Baldwin, 2016
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 elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished by the following characters: possesses all taxonomic characters present in most members of Gobiosomatini and Gobiosoma group (D1 VII, pterygiophore insertion pattern of 3-221110, vertebrae 27 with precaudal 11 and caudal 16, hypurals 1 and are 2 fused to some extent with hypurals 3 and 4 and the terminal vertebral element, 1 epural); pelvic fins are well separated, without both anterior frenum and well-developed membrane connecting innermost rays; pelvic-fin rays 1-5 unbranched, no flattened or fleshy tips; pelvic-fin rays very long, fourth ray extend posteriorly to origin of last anal-fin ray or beyond; scales on body (modified basicaudal scales present); an anal-fin pterygiophore inserted before first haemal spine, no cephalic lateralis canals and pores; D2 I,7; A I,7;body, head, and fins have a light yellowish orange hue, with diffuse dark vertical bars alongside of body, and very dark wide vertical band over posterior end of caudal peduncle and on the base of the caudal rays (Ref. 113825).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paedovaricus imswe

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
preanal 11 - 11
total 27 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   1 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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