Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system

EspaƱol  Contact

  • head long, slender
    1 pr black/tan skin flaps on back
    flank 1-5 diffuse dark blotches
    male: cheeks marbled
    prickles : snout to D & chin to pectoral
    C slightly concave
    pectoral 16
  • upper body - few dark indistinct blotches
    prickles: narrow strip along back -snout to pectoral tip; & chin to near anus; none on sides
    no skin flaps
    pectoral 16
    pectoral 16
  • sides usually with skin flaps
    head & body - groups of spots - > irregular blotches
    prickles: top body - eyes to D
    pectoral 13-14
    pectoral 13-15
  • lower flank: row ~6-8 dark bars
    upper head & body - tiny black spots
    prickles: all body to level D & A
    no skin flaps
    pectoral 16
  • concave between eyes
    snout long
    upper body - small rosettes of pale dots, lower flank - row dark spots
    prickles: variable amounts on body
    no skin flaps
    pectoral 14-15
  • v blunt head
    wide between eyes
    indistinct dark blotches on flank
    skin smooth, no prickles
    C straight/ slightly concave
  • snout short
    many spots & blotches, darker row on lower side
    prickes: head & body to D & anus, cheek
    no skin flaps
    pectoral 14-15
  • skin flaps: lower back & sides
    lower side: even row 11-14 strong, dark, round spots
    C 2 black bars
    prickles: small part of belly & flank
    pectoral 13-14
  • 2 pale bars between eyes
    back: dark polygons in pale mesh
    flank many spots
    prickles: most body, imbedded, not noticeable
    no skin flaps
    pectoral 14-15
  • side with skin flaps
    lower head & body: row ~10 indistinct spots
    chin: each side very dark
    prickles: most body before D level
    upper part: dark mottling
    pectoral 15-16
  • upper part: many red-brown dots, often in rosettes
    lower side pale + many tiny black dots
    flank - many pale skin flaps
    prickles above, below & sometimes on side body
    pectoral 14