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Species: Orthopristis reddingi, Bronze-striped grunt

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elongate
orange lines: oblique on front back
LL 52-55
8 scale rows - LL to D origin
preopercle finely serrated
pectoral < head
A: 9-10; 2nd spine > 3rd

Orthopristis reddingi Jordan & Richardson in Jordan, 1895

Bronze-striped grunt

Body slender (depth 3 in SL), strongly compressed; smoothly curved head profile; mouth short, ends before eye, with thin lips, not red inside; chin with 2 front pores and 2 rear pores in central hole, plus a longitudinal groove; preopercle finely serrated, with slightly concave rear margin; lower gill rakers 12-15; dorsal fin XII 14-15, without notch between spines and rays; anal fin with long base, III, 9-10 (8-10), spines short, 2ndspine > 3rd; pectoral short, < head length; tail deeply forked; body scales without small accessory scales; 8 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal origin; soft dorsal and anal scaleless; lateral line 52-55 scales.

Silvery, often with orange or bronze stripes or oblique bands on side corresponding with scale rows; fins whitish except tail dusky.

Size: reaches a TL of at least 30 cm.

Habitat: occurs in schools over sand or rubble bottoms.

Depth: 5-30 m?

Central Baja and the Gulf of California to southern Mexico.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Near Bottom
Habitat
  • Soft bottom only
  • Water column
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Sand & gravel
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
Diet
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Pelagic
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • Cortez + Mexican provinces endemic
  • Continent
  • TEP endemic
  • All species
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 30
Depth Range Min
  • 5
Depth Range Max
  • 30