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Genus: Schultzea, Basses, School Bass Grouper

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rear top jaw exposed
D X, 11-12, ~no notch
no teeth
operculum - center spine straight
LL 48-56



Head and body elongate; head long and pointed; mouth very protrusible, extends to under middle of eye; front and rear nostrils moderately separated, rear nostril with a flap; rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, without accessory bone above it; no teeth on jaws or roof of mouth; preoperculum angular, serrated, serrae at corner enlarged; operculum with 3 close-set spines, middle spine straight; gill rakers long, 29-39; dorsal fin X, 11-12 soft rays, a slight notch between spines and rays; anal fin III, 6-8; tail fin forked; scales rough, none on head, 48-56 with pores on lateral line.

A Greater Caribbean genus with 1 species endemic to our area.