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Sciaena deliciosa
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Sciaena deliciosa

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Sciaena deliciosa
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0
Sciaena deliciosa
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0

Main identification features
  • elongate; head low, conical
  • d:x-xi
  • chin - no pores
  • preopercle smooth
  • a: ii, 2nd spine short, 9-10


Moderately elongate, fusiform (body height >1/3 standard length); head low, conical; mouth moderate to small, at front or below, horizontal to slightly oblique; teeth on jaws in bands; chin without barbels or pores; preoperculum smooth or slightly serrated at angle; gill rakers short; dorsal fin X-XI spines, 21-24 rays, deeply notched between 2 parts; anal fin with short base, 2nd spine moderate length(~1/2 length of 1st ray), 8-9 rays.

A tropical to warm temperate genus with 3 species, occurs in the temperate southeastern Pacific (3 endemic species, with one of them entering the southern fringe of our region), as well as both sides of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

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  • Jordan , D.S. and Evermann, B.W., 1898., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part II., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:1241-2183.
  • Meek , S.E. and Hildebrand, S.F., 1925., The marine fishes of Panama. Part II., Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. Publ., XV:331-707.
  • 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.
  • Tschudi, J. J. von., 1846., Ichthyologie. Pp. ii-xxx + 1-35, Pls. 1-6. In: Untersuchungen über die Fauna Peruana., Scheitlin & Zollikofer:1-693.


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