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Perciformes  -  Serranidae  -  Diplectrum  -  Diplectrum labarum

Diplectrum labarum

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body: 4 double dark bars
D: spines II-IV long, with filaments, black
C: 3 orange bars, dark blotch at base, black & white spots along top

preopercle spur: square, 8-13 spines


Diplectrum labarum Rosenblatt & Johnson, 1974

High-fin sand-perch

Body elongate, moderately compressed;  snout fairly blunt; lower jaw projecting slightly;  angle of preopercle a bony spur wider than rest of preopercle above, squarish, with 8-13 large spines; 22-24 gill rakers; dorsal X,11-13, 2nd-4th  spines elongated, with black filaments, 2nd  spine at least 2X 1st; anal III, 6-8; tail slightly concave, upper tip longer; snout and between eyes scaleless; scales moderately small, rough; 47-49 lateral line scales, 9-12 vertical rows scales on cheek.

Grey brown above, silvery white below; inside operculum black, visible through side;  upper sides with 5-6 squarish dark blotches or double bars; prominent large black blotch at base of tail; spiny dorsal with basal orange line, elongate spines black, soft part with 5 oblique orange stripes and thin orange margin; tail fin with 3 thin vertical orange bars, upper and lower rays red, 3 small black spots with intervening white spots along upper base.

        Size: 26 cm.

Habitat: sandy and muddy bottoms.

Depth: 14-160 m.

Central Baja and the Gulf of California to northern Perú.

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