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Perciformes  -  Pomacentridae  -  Stegastes  -  Stegastes baldwini

Stegastes baldwini

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brown, head yellow
 
tail base white; C dark
 
juvenile: black + white tail base, clear C
 

     

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Stegastes baldwini Allen & Woods, 1980


Clipperton gregory,      Baldwin's major



Body oval, compressed; 1 pair of nostrils; margin of preopercle serrated; margin of bone under eye serrated, without notch it and the bone before it; mouth small, protrusible; teeth in single row, long and close-set;  lower gill rakers 12-13; a single continuous dorsal fin, XII, 15 (rarely 16); anal rays II, 13; pectoral rays 21 (rarely 22); adult  males without microscopic papilla on outer half of pectoral fin; no projecting short spines at upper and lower base of tail fin; caudal fin bluntly forked; scales are moderately large and rough; body scaled, head largely scaled (snout scaled to nostrils), as are the basal parts of the median fins; lateral-line scales 20 (rarely 21); lateral line incomplete, ends under end of dorsal fin base.


Dark brown
 with darker scale outlines; paling to yellow front of head; yellow lips and blue iris; a broad white band on caudal peduncle. Juvenile  black; tail with white base and clear fin. 

Maximum length to 13 cm.

Habitat: coral reefs.

Abundant in shallow (0-30 m) water. But extends down to 100 m.

Known only from Clipperton Island.

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