Shorefishes of the Eastern Pacific online information system

EspaƱol  Contact



  • snout spines > body spines
    tail base: without spines
    many large erectile spines
    body blotches + few spots
    dark bar through eye
    fins - no spots
  • spines few, short, immovable, 1-2 atop tail base
    head, body & fins: black spots
    juv: blue, spots larger & sparser
  • short, immovable spines
    fins without spots
    tail base without spines
  • body blue + spots
    D & A angular
    body & fins: many spots
    snout spines < body spines
    top tail base: 2+ spines
    many large erectile spines
  • snout spines < body spines
    tail base: 1-2 spines
    many large erectile spines
    D & A rounded
    body & fins spotted