IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: grunt (English), roncador (Espanol), ronco (Espanol)
Conodon macrops Hildebrand, 1946

Lemon-eye grunt

Elongate, compressed; eye large, ~ same length as snout; mouth ends under front edge of eye; chin with two pores at front, 2 more in hole behind them; preopercle border concave, strongly serrated, its angle with 1 large spine above 2 spines pointing down and back, teeth at lower border pointing forwards; outer row of teeth on both jaws enlarged; dorsal fin XII, 12, deeply notched; anal III, 7,  2nd  spine only slightly longer than 3rd; pectoral fins relatively long, reach past tip of pelvics; tail fin with straight edge; head and body entirely scaled; 50 pored lateral line scales;  7 rows of scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin.

Body and head silvery grey; faint bars on sides extend below to level of pectoral; spinous dorsal dark grey, all other fins yellowish-grey.

Size: 30 cm.

Habitat: coastal, over soft bottoms.

Depth: 5-40 m?

Colombia to Peru.


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