Morphology Data of Stigmatogobius borneensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Larson, H.K., 2005
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 terminal
Type of scales

Can be differentiated from its congeners by the following combination of characters: absence of head pores but for two preopercular pores; body with large ocellate brown spot at mid-base of caudal fin, brown stripe running from tip of second first dorsal fin spine onto mid-side of body, and brown streak crossing cheek below eye to rictus; body compressed, head less so, with rounded to slightly pointed snout; jaws enlarged in large males; second dorsal rays I,7; anal rays I,8; pectoral rays 15-17, modally 16; longitudinal scales 25-29, modally 27; transverse scales backward 8-10; predorsal scales 11-15, cycloid, anteriormost few entering interorbital space (Ref. 56945).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Stigmatogobius borneensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 29
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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