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Species: Anisotremus interruptus, Burrito grunt

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silver + dark scale centers
yellow fins
LL 46-50

Anisotremus interruptus (Gill, 1862)

Burrito grunt

Body deep, compressed, back high; head short, blunt; mouth small, low, ~ horizontal, lips fleshy; inside mouth not red; teeth in bands on jaws, outer ones larger, conical, none on center roof of mouth; a pair of conspicuous pores plus a central groove under the chin; preopercle finely serrated; dorsal continuous but deeply notched, 4th  spine longest, XII-XIII, 16-17; anal III, 8-9, 2nd   spine long and thick;  pectoral fins relatively long reaching anal origin; tail forked; scales moderate to large, rough, over entire body and head except front of snout, lips and chin, on membranes between dorsal and anal soft rays;  lines of scales above lateral line in oblique rows, front scales notably bigger; lateral-line scales 46-50; 7 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal fin origin.

Overall silvery, sometimes with yellowish sheen; scale centre blackish, imparting a spotted pattern on sides; fins yellowish to greenish brown.

Maximum length, 90 cm.

Habitat: common on inshore rocky reefs.

Depth: 3-30 m.

Central Baja and the Gulf of California to Peru, including all the oceanic islands except Clipperton.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom + water column
  • Bottom
  • Near Bottom
Habitat
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Water column
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Carnivore
Diet
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
  • Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • TEP endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Continent + Island (s)
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • South Temperate (Peruvian Province )
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 90
Depth Range Min
  • 3
Depth Range Max
  • 30