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  Common names: wrasse (English), señorita (Espanol)
 
Pseudojuloides inornatus Gilbert, 1890


Cape wrasse


Elongate (body depth 17.5% of SL); snout long; mouth small, at front or nearly so, horizontal or slightly oblique; 1 pair of strongly projecting canine teeth at front of jaws; sides of jaws with small, chisel-like teeth; dorsal fin IX, 11, spines slender and flexible; anal fin III, 12; pectorals short (½ head length); pelvics short, without elongate first ray; tail end straight or nearly so; scales large, 28 on lateral line, last one enlarged; scales on chest and nape smaller than those on rest of body; lateral line complete, bends down abruptly under soft dorsal fin to straight part of line on base of tail.


Preserved fish: Olive; a dark line from eye to front of upper jaw; a dark line (formed by a spot in each scale) along base of dorsal fin; scales on lower half of flank pale edged; spinous dorsal dusky, with a small dark spot at base of 5th spine and another at base of last spine; iris silvery.


Reaches more than 9 cm.

Depth: 57 m.

Known only from a single juvenile specimen collected off Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of Baja.
   

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