Morphology Data of Rhinogobius sangenloensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, I.-S. and P.J. Miller, 2013
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors always different colors between mature adults

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Rhinogobius sangenloensis is distinguished from all other congeners by the unique combination of following characters: modally I/8 second dorsal-fin rays; I/7-8 anal-fin rays; modally 17 pectoral-fin rays; 25-27 longitudinal scales; 9-11 predorsal scales; 10 + 16 = 26 vertebrae; 3-4 longitudinal, discontinuous orange to brown or brownish black bars and stripes on the body; 2 basal grayish black spots on cheek; 2 oblong black bars on pectoral-fin base in male; an orange mark on lower 1/3 region of caudal fin in male (Ref. 94987).

Description: D1 V-VII (modally VI); D2 I/8-9 (modally 8); V I/5+I/5

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rhinogobius sangenloensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 25 - 27
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 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 6 - 8
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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