Gobius xanthocephalus

Photo by J. Van Tassell

Papillae Drawing

IDENTIFICATION

Head Pores - Cephalic lateral line system with pores B',C(S),D(S),E,F,G,H' and K',L'; preopercle with pores M',N,O'

Scales - Scales in lateral series 44-48(42-48)

Fins - D1 - VI; D2 - I+15-16(13-16); anal - I+13-14(13-15); pectoral 19(18-20); D1 and D2 seperated by a small space; pelvic fin emarginate.

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Papillae - A transverse pattern; vertical rows 1-4 extending from the orbit to near row d; row 5i in front of row b; row 6i under the middle of row b; row din three sections, not greatly seperated.

Color - A gold head, body somewhat transparent with small dark spots scattered over body.

Distribution - Canary Islands, and Mediterranean

Habitat - In the Canary Islands, found in habors with rock and fine sediments.

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