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Genus: Conodon, Grunts


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elongate
D XI
both jaws: outer row teeth larger
preopercle: angle with 1-2 large spines

CONODON

GRUNTS

Elongate, compressed; eye large; rear margin of bone under eye concealed by scales; chin with a central groove, two pores at front, 2 more in hole behind them; preopercle border concave, strongly serrated, 1-2 large spines at angle, sometimes with teeth at lower border pointing forwards; outer row of teeth on both jaws enlarged; dorsal fin XI spines, deeply notched; anal fin III, 2nd anal spine long and thick; scales over entire body and head except front of snout, lips and chin; ~ 50 pored lateral line scales.

A neotropical genus with 3 species; 2 found in our region are endemics.