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Perciformes  -  Serranidae  -  Serranus  -  Serranus socorroensis

Serranus socorroensis

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  red + 2 rows ~ 6 pearl blotches - back & belly

18-19 lower gill rakers


Serranus socorroensis Allen & Robertson, 1992

Socorro serrano

Body elongate, moderately compressed, body depth 3.6-3.8 in SL; preopercle regularly serrated, no spur with enlarged spines; 18-19 lower gill rakers; dorsal rays X, 12-13; anal rays III, 7-8; pectoral rays 16; tail with straight edge; scales rough, relatively large, lateral-line scales 49-51; a small isolated patch of scales on interorbital region.

Mainly red on upper half of head and body, white below; 4-5 pearl-white patches on back and 6-7 reddish bar-like extensions on lower sides; four brownish spots on dorsal fin and adjacent part of back and two smaller brown spots on upper surface of caudal peduncle.

Maximum size 8 cm.

Inhabits sand-rubble areas.

Depth: 5-20 m.

Known thus far only from Socorro Island in the Revillagigedos Group.

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