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  Common names: bass (English), serrano (Espanol), doncella (Espanol)
Pronotogrammus eos Gilbert, 1890

Bigeye bass

Body an elongate oval, narrowing to tail base; upper and lower head profiles convex; very large eye (diameter = 12-16% of SL); mouth moderately oblique, lower jaw projecting, top jaw bone without additional bone above; a patch of granular teeth on tongue; preoperculum finely serrated on rear and lower edges; 11-13 long rakers on upper limb of first gill arch; dorsal fin X (4th-9th  ~ equal and longer than 3rd), 14-15; anal III, 8; pectoral 17-19, long, reaches past origin of anal fin; tail deeply forked, with sharp tips; 36-40 lateral scales; two rows of large scales between base of dorsal fin and lateral line; head and jaws fully scaled.

Head and body silvery pink, darker above; a yellow bar on rear edge of operculum; a series of vertically elongate yellowish blotches from top corner of operculum along upper flank and on upper half of tail base, size of those blotches decreasing rearwards; fins pinkish, with small yellowish spots on upper tail lobe and on soft dorsal.

Size: to 21 cm.

Habitat: probably aggregates over rock, sand and shell bottoms.

Depth: 80- 325 m.

SW and eastern middle Gulf of California to Panama, and Cocos.


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