Morphology Data of Glossogobius celebius
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1991
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished by the following characters: mouth moderate; reaching to a point below anterior margin to middle of eye; operculum with a small patch of 10-20 scales dorsally in 2-3 longitudinal rows; second dorsal rays I,8; pectoral rays 18-21 (usually 19 or 20); predorsal scale count 15-19; one or usually two small lateral canal head pores above anterior operculum just before terminal lateral canal pore; papilla line 6 well developed; papilla lines composed of a single row of papillae; snout length 11.6-13.6% SL ; body with 5 oval, horizontally elongate brown to black spots on midside from second dorsal origin to posterior end of caudal peduncle; spots usually bordered by faint brown lines above and below.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glossogobius celebius

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
total 10 - 12


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   18 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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