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Perciformes  -  Haemulidae  -  Anisotremus  -  Anisotremus interruptus

Anisotremus interruptus

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silver + dark scale centers
yellow fins

    LL 46-50


Anisotremus interruptus (Gill, 1862)

Burrito grunt

Body deep, compressed, back high; head short, blunt; mouth small, low, ~ horizontal, lips fleshy; inside mouth not red; teeth in bands on jaws, outer ones larger, conical, none on center roof of mouth; a pair of conspicuous pores plus a central groove under the chin; preopercle finely serrated; dorsal continuous but deeply notched, 4th  spine longest, XII-XIII, 16-17; anal III, 8-9, 2nd   spine long and thick;  pectoral fins relatively long reaching anal origin; tail forked; scales moderate to large, rough, over entire body and head except front of snout, lips and chin, on membranes between dorsal and anal soft rays;  lines of scales above lateral line in oblique rows, front scales notably bigger; lateral-line scales 46-50; 7 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal fin origin.

Overall silvery, sometimes with yellowish sheen; scale centre blackish, imparting a spotted pattern on sides;
 fins yellowish to greenish brown.

Maximum length, 90 cm.

Habitat: common on inshore rocky reefs.

Depth: 3-30 m.

Central Baja and the Gulf of California to Peru, including all the oceanic islands except Clipperton.

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