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Perciformes  -  Sciaenidae  -  Cynoscion  -  Cynoscion praedatorius

Cynoscion praedatorius

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head large, deep
D IX-X + I, 18-21
C: blunt point

  A II, 9
all scales smooth

D2 & A scaled


Cynoscion praedatorius (Jordan & Gilbert, 1889)

Corvina bocona

Elongate, fusiform, compressed, oval cross-section; head deep, long (~ 27% of SL); ridge down front of snout; mouth strongly oblique, lower jaw very prominent; front of top jaws with 1 pair of large pointed canines; no barbels or pores on chin; 9 lower gill rakers; margin of preopercle smooth; dorsal with long base, a small gap separating the two parts, IX-X + I, 18-21; anal II, 9; pectoral fins slightly longer than pelvics; rear margin of tail with blunt point; all scales smooth, small, 60-65 scales on lateral line, these larger than adjacent rows and with small accessory scales; soft dorsal and anal fins entirely scaly.

Blue-grey above, silvery with orange-yellow tint below; spiny dorsal clear; soft dorsal and anal grey, with orange tint; tail dark grey; pelvics pale grey; pectorals orange grey upper 1/3, grey with orange tint below; iris with orange tint;  inside mouth orange-yellow; tip of lower jaw dark.

Size: 120 cm.

Habitat: coastal, marine.

Depth: 5-50 m.

Costa Rica to Ecuador

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