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Species: Pareques fuscovittatus, Festive drum, Fusco drum, Fusco highhat

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head & body: 6-7 dark stripes
D2, C & A: black & white borders
D2 37-42; A 6-7
C round

Pareques fuscovittatus (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912)

Festive drum, Fusco drum, Fusco highhat

Body oblong, deep; snout overhangs horizontal mouth; top jaw notched, encloses lower; chin with 5 pores, no barbels; 16-20 short gill rakers; preopercle weakly serrated; dorsal fin with long base, deep notch between spiny and soft parts, spiny part a little higher than soft part, XI +I, 37-42; anal fin with short base, II, 6-7, 2nd  spine ~ 4/5 length of 1st  ray; pectoral short; tail fin rounded; all scales rough; 59-60 lateral line scales; soft dorsal and anal fins covered with thick sheaths of scales.

Silvery dark grey to blackish; body and sides of head with 6-7 dark thin stripes; 1st dorsal black, with yellow rear edge; borders of 2nd dorsal, anal and tail fins black inside, white outside.

Size: 20 cm.

Habitat: rocky reef.

Depth: 70-100 m.

Southern Mexico.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Rocks
FishBase Habitat
  • Bentho-Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Mexican province endemic
  • Continent only
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 20
Depth Range Min
  • 70
Depth Range Max
  • 100