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Cilus gilberti
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Cilus gilberti

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Main identification features
  • mouth large, oblique, at front; teeth in bands, no canines
  • elongate, compressed; eye large
  • tail base long tail fin concave
  • chin: hole between 1 pr pores
  • preopercle weakly serrated
  • a: ii, 9


Body elongated, compressed and with raised profile; mouth large, at front; teeth in bands, without canines; chin with a pair of pores on each side and a hole in center, without barbels; preoperculum weakly serrated; dorsal fin X, 21-22, with deep notch between spiny and soft parts; anal fin II,9; scales smooth on body, rough on head.

This genus contains a single species, with is endemic to the south-eastern Pacific, and enters the southern fringe of our region.

  • Abbott, J.F., 1899., The marine fishes of Peru., Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 51:324-364.
  • Hildebrand, S.F., 1946., A descriptive catalog of the shore fishes of Peru., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 189:1-530.
  • Oyarzún , C. , Herrera , G. and Lavenberg, R. J., 1985., Status taxonomico de la corvina Cilus montti Delfin, 1900 (Pisces: Sciaenidae). Taxonomic status of the croaker Cilus montti Delfin, 1900 (Pisces: Sciaenidae)., Biologia Pesquera Chile, 14:40-45.
  • Starks, E. C., 1906., On a Collection of fishes made by P. O. Simons in Ecuador and Peru., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 30:761-800.


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