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Species: Baldwinella aureorubens, Streamer Bass

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reddish + yellowish fins
eye large
D spines -any filaments short, 15 rays
C deeply forked
preopercle serrate, no long spines
pectoral 15-19
pelvic 24-38% SL
LL 42-53; rear lower jaw scaled

Baldwinella aureorubens (Longley, 1935)

Streamer Bass

Body elongate, compressed; head short, compressed; eye large, 11-19% SL; mouth strongly oblique; rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, without accessory bone above it; canine teeth at front of mouth; teeth on center and sides of roof of mouth; preopercle margin serrated above and below, no long spines; 36-43 gill rakers; dorsal fin with X, 15 (13-16), short filaments on spines in adult; anal fin III, 7-9; pelvics inserted under base of pectoral; pectorals 15-19; pelvic fin 24-38% of SL; tail fin deeply forked, tips long and filamentous; scales small, rough, 42-50 on lateral line, 7-8 rows between 5th dorsal fin spine and lateral line; rear 30-60% of lower jaw scaled, top jaw and most of snout and area between eyes scaleless.

Reddish orange above, silvery on sides and below; iris yellow and red; pectoral pink; dorsal, anal and pelvic fins pale yellow; tail fin lobes yellow,

Reaches 35 cm.

Lives on reefs.

Depth range: 91- 1010 m.

New Jersey to Suriname.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Near Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Water column
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent only
  • Extends N + S of GC
  • Extends North of GC
  • Extends South of GC
  • GC non-endemic
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Temperate (>35N)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 35
Depth Range Min
  • 91
Depth Range Max
  • 1010