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Species: Cynoscion reticulatus, Striped weakfish, Striped corvina

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back: thin, oblique stripes
D X + I, 25-29
scales almost all rough
D2 & A no scales

Cynoscion reticulatus (Günther, 1864)

Striped Corvina, Striped Weakfish

Elongate, fusiform, deep, compressed, oval cross-section; head conical; mouth strongly oblique, opens below level of middle of eye, lower jaw very prominent; front of top jaws with 1 pair of large pointed canines; at least two, sometimes several tiny pores on tip of chin, no barbel; 6-8 lower gill rakers; margin of preopercle smooth; dorsal with long base, no gap separating the two parts, IX + I, 25-29; anal II,9; pectoral fins reach beyond tips of depressed pelvic fins; rear margin of tail straight, pointed in young; scales rough on body and head, except smooth on opercles and base of pectorals; soft dorsal and anal fins without a scaly sheath; 58-61 scales on lateral line slightly smaller than adjacent rows and with small accessory scales.

Silver with brownish wavy streaks on back and sides; pale along lateral line; axil of pectoral fin dark; margin of dorsal fin dusky, other fins yellowish.

Maximum length of 90 cm.

Inhabits shallow coastal waters including estuaries.

Depth: 1-107 m.

Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Colombia.

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  • Brackish
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Near Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Mid Water
  • Estuary
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Water column
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Carnivore
  • Octopus/squid/cuttlefish
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • Continent only
  • 3 provinces (Cortez + Mexican + Panamic) endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 90
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 107