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  Common names: corvina (English), weakfish (English), corvina (Espanol)
Cynoscion parvipinnis Ayres, 1861

Shortfin corvina,     Shortfin weakfish

Elongate, robust, compressed, oval cross-section; head long, pointed; mouth oblique, long, extends beyond hind margin of eye, lower jaw projecting; front of top jaws with 1 pair of large pointed canines; no barbels or pores on chin; 7-9 lower gill rakers; margin of preopercle smooth; dorsal with long base, a small gap separating the two parts, VII-IX + I, 21-23; anal II, 10-11; pectoral fins short, end well before pelvic tip; rear margin of tail slightly concave; head and body scales rough; soft dorsal fin without a scaly sheath or with narrow sheath at base of fin; 65-75 scales on lateral line;  lateral line scales smaller than adjacent scales, with small accessory scales; lateral line arched anteriorly and becoming straight near level of soft dorsal fin origin.

Color silvery, blue-grey dorsally; pectoral fin axil dusky; inside of mouth yellow orange, with a dark crescent behind front lower teeth; inside operculum dark.

Size: grows to 60 cm.

Inhabits inshore areas, usually off sandy beaches.

Depth: 1-101 m.

Southern California to the Gulf of California.   


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