Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system

EspaƱol  Contact

  • oval
    D center spines longest
    preopercle edge - scaly, no spine
  • D: last spines longest, 12-14
    soft D & A pointed
    peropercle spineless
    pelvics very long
  • D: largest spines not at rear
    mouth opens on body midline
    preopercle - large flat spine, rear edge scaleless
  • D largest spines at rear
    mouth opens above midline
    preopercle: no spine, rear edge scaly