IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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  Common names: sand-bass (English), comotillo (Espanol), mancha (Espanol), cabrilla (Espanol)
Paralabrax albomaculatus (Jenyns, 1840)

White-spotted sandbass,     Camotillo sand-bass

Body elongate, compressed, body depth 2.6 in SL; head pointed; mouth large; preopercle finely serrated; dorsal rays X, 14, third spine greatly elevated, about three times longer than second; anal rays III, 7; pectoral rays 16-17; midlateral scale rows about 96.

Light brown on upper two-thirds, white below; about 6-10 large white blotches on upper half of side, and smaller, irregular dark brown spots in surrounding areas, sometimes a whitish line from upper corner of operculum to middle of base of tail fin; tail fin white basally with dark brown bar across middle portion and broad yellowish rear margin.

Size: grows to at least 52 cm.

Inhabits rocky reefs and nearby sand patches.

Depth: 10-75 m.

Galapagos Islands.


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