| Common names: grunt (English), sargo (English), burro (Espanol) |
Anisotremus dovii (Günther, 1864)
Black-barred grunt, Spot-head sargo, Spotted-head grunt
Body deep, compressed, back high; head short, blunt; mouth small, low, ~ horizontal, lips fleshy; inside mouth not red; teeth in bands on jaws, outer ones larger, conical, none on center roof of mouth; a pair of conspicuous pores plus a central groove under the chin; preopercle finely serrated; dorsal continuous but deeply notched, 4th spine longest, XI-XII, 13-16; anal III, 9-10, 2nd spine long and thick; longest dorsal spine and 2nd anal spine > ½ head length; pectoral fins relatively short, not reaching anal origin; tail forked; scales moderate to large, rough, over entire body and head except front of snout, lips and chin, on membranes between dorsal and anal soft rays; lines of scales above lateral line in rows parallel to that line; lateral-line scales 45-52.
Whitish to dusky pale grey with 4-5 blackish bars on body and head; soft dorsal and soft part of anal fin dusky blackish.
Size: reaches 40 cm.
Inhabits soft bottoms of trawling grounds.
Depth: 10-40 m.
The mouth of the Gulf of California to northern Peru.
Global Endemism: All species, East Pacific endemic, Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism: All species, TEP endemic, Continental TEP endemic, 3 provinces (Cortez + Mexican + Panamic) endemic, Continent, Continent only
Climate Zone: Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap), Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos), Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
- Thomson, D.A. 1987 Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez. The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 302 p. (Ref. 5592)
- CENAIM 1992 A field guide to the edible fishes and shellfishes in coastal waters of Ecuador. Centro Nacional de Acuicultura e Investigaciones Marinas (CENAIM), Ecuador. 95 p. (Ref. 11035)
Inshore/Offshore: Inshore, Inshore Only
Water Column Position: Near Bottom, Bottom, Bottom + water column
Habitat: Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove), Soft bottom only, Mud, Sand & gravel
FishBase Habitat: Demersal
Habitat and Ecology
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.
Depth range (m): 0.3 - 169
Temperature range (°C): 13.799 - 13.799
Nitrate (umol/L): 31.128 - 31.128
Salinity (PPS): 34.880 - 34.880
Oxygen (ml/l): 0.373 - 0.373
Phosphate (umol/l): 2.244 - 2.244
Silicate (umol/l): 24.753 - 24.753
Depth range (m): 0.3 - 169
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Diet: mobile benthic worms, mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs), mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves, sponges/seasquirts/bryozoa
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Genyatremus dovii
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Genyatremus dovii
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
CITES: Not listed
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