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Genus: Larimus, Drums


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oblong, humped
short snout
C: angular point
mouth v oblique, lower jaw projecting
gill rakers 28-36
preopercle smooth/weakly serrated
A: II (2nd 3/4 1st ray), 6-7

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LARIMUS

DRUMS

Body short, oblong, compressed; back humped; head short, compressed; snout short; eye large; mouth large, very oblique; lower jaw projecting; chin with 2-4 minute pores, no barbels; teeth small and sharp, in 1-2 rows; gill rakers 28-36, long and slender; preopercular margin smooth to slightly serrate, without large spines; top corner of gill opening notched; tail with slight to moderate angular point; dorsal fin deeply notched; anal fin II, 2nd spine 2/3 length 1st ray, 6-7; scales rough on body, smooth on head and fins; the lateral line extends to the center of the end of the tail fin.

A new world, tropical to subtropical genus with 7 species; 2 occurring in the Greater Caribbean, 1 NW Atlantic and 1 W Atlantic.