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Species: Larimus effulgens, Shining drum

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head: hard crest
mouth extremely oblique, ends before center eye
gill rakers 26-31
chin 2 pores

Larimus effulgens Gilbert in Jordan & Evermann, 1898

Shining drum

Body short, oblong, compressed; back humped; head short, compressed; snout short; bony ridge on top of head rigid;eye moderate, 4.2-4.8 in head length; mouth strongly oblique, ends before center of eye, lower jaw projecting; 2 minute pores on tip of chin, no barbel; snout with 5 pores; teeth small and sharp, in 1-2 rows; gill rakers 26-31, long and slender; preopercular margin smooth; dorsal fin deeply notched X + I, 28-30; anal fin II, 6, 2nd  spine strong, slightly shorter than first soft ray; pectoral fins reaching beyond tips of depressed pelvic fins and beyond level of anus; tail  with angular point; scales rough on body, smooth on head and fins; soft dorsal and anal fins with scaly sheath on basal 1/3; pored lateral-line scales 45-49.

Silver, greyish on upper back; axil of pectoral fin blackish; pectoral, pelvic, anal, and tail fins frequently yellow.

Maximum size 28 cm.

Inhabits coastal waters.

Depth: 1-25 m.

Southern Baja and the E Gulf of California to northern Peru.

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  • Brackish
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Near Bottom
  • Water column only
  • Mid Water
  • Estuary
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Water column
FishBase Habitat
  • Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Pelagic fish larvae
  • Zooplankton
  • Bony fishes
  • Data
  • Pelagic crustacea
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • Pelagic
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent only
  • 3 provinces (Cortez + Mexican + Panamic) endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • All species
  • TEP endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 28
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 25