Species: Trachinotus paitensis, Paloma pompano
Trachinotus paitensis Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1832
Body an elongate, compressed oblong; snout rounded, v short; top jaw extendible; jaw teeth, if present, in narrow bands; gill rakers (excluding rudiments) short 10-16; dorsal fin with VI short, stout, semi-isolated spines (1st often imbedded) before main part of fin; dorsal rays VI + I, 24-27; anal rays II + I, 21-25; dorsal & anal fins without isolated finlets behind, with short pointed lobes at front; base of anal about same length as that of soft dorsal; pectoral fin < head length; tail base without notches above & below; lateral line straight; no scutes (hard, spiny scales) on lateral line; body scales oval.
Silvery, greenish or bluish on upper back and white on belly; without black mark on inner pectoral base.
Maximum size to at least 51 cm, common to 30 cm.
Habitat: demersal on sandy bottoms.
Depth: 0-25 m.
Baja and the Gulf of California to Chile, and the Galapagos and Malpelo.
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- Inshore Only
- Water Column Position
- Bottom + water column
- Near Bottom
- Sand & gravel
- Water column
- Soft bottom only
- Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
- FishBase Habitat
- Feeding Group
- Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
- Bony fishes
- Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
- Mobile benthic worms
- Egg Type
- No data
- Pelagic larva
- Global Endemism
- East Pacific endemic
- Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
- All species
- Regional Endemism
- All species
- Island (s)
- Continent + Island (s)
- TEP endemic
- Climate Zone
- Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
- South Temperate (Peruvian Province )
- Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
- Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
- North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
- IUCN Red List
- Least concern
- Not listed
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