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Prionotus horrens

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head high
large eye

short snout plates
 
  C: 3 bars of spots
 

preopercular crest: 2 rear spines
 
pectoral 13, short, black + clear  blotch
 
A: 9

flank: scales smooth
 

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Prionotus horrens Richardson, 1844


Bristly searobin



Head deep; eye large; wide between eyes; projecting snout plates short; no transverse groove across top of head behind eyes; bony ridge under eye with 2 spines at rear; teeth on jaws and roof of mouth simple; two separate dorsal fins, X + 10-12; pectoral fins relatively short, barely reaching under origin of 2nd  dorsal, 13-14 rays, with 2-3 enlarged free rays at bottom of fin that are detached from main fin;  body with rough scales;  flank scales smooth; rear flap of operculum with scales; nape scaled; lateral-line scales 93-105.


Grey brown with dark blotch below rear part of second dorsal fin and broad brown band below eye with an extension behind mouth; pectoral fin blackish with large clear patch on outer half; tail fin with large dark spots basally and blackish longitudinal streaks on outer half forming three irregular bars.

Size: reaches 35 cm.

Habitat: trawled on mud-sand.

Depth: 7-105 m.

Southern Baja and the SW and eastern Gulf of California to Peru.

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