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| Common names: searobin (English), vaca (Espanol), cabrilla (Espanol), rubio (Espanol) |
Bellator loxias (Jordan, 1897)
Chevron searobin, Barred searobin
A large, squarish, bony head that has many ridges and spines; bony plates projecting at front of snout very short; preopercular crest with 1 rear spine; narrow between eyes; mouth opens at front or slightly under snout; teeth on jaws and roof of mouth simple; two separate dorsal fins, X-XI + 10-11, 1st spine longest, front edge serrated; anal rays 11; pectoral fins short, 23-34 percent of SL, reaching origin of anal fin, 12 rays, with 2-3 enlarged, free rays at bottom of fin that are detached from main fin; body with rough scales; rear flap of operculum without scales; nape not scaled; breast and belly scaly; 49-55 lateral line scales.
Red brown above, white below, yellow and red diagonal bars on upper sides; first dorsal clear, with brown dots and a large dark spot between 4th and 5th spines; second dorsal 2-3 dusky stripes; 3 dark chevron bars on tail; pectoral red.
Size: 15 cm.
Habitat: sand and mud bottoms.
Depth: 20-191 m.
Southern Baja and SW and NE Gulf of California to Peru, the Revillagigedos, Cocos Island and Galapagos.