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| Common names: tilefish (English), conejo (Espanol), blanquillo (Espanol) |
Caulolatilus affinis Gill, 1865
Pacific golden-eyed tilefish, Bighead tilefish
Body robust, quadrangular, body depth 23-32% (mean 29%) of SL; snout profile relatively steep; fleshy ridge along midline before dorsal fin; operculum with a short, blunt spine; preoperculum serrated; dorsal rays VII-IX (usually VIII), 22-25; anal rays I or II, 21-24; pectoral rays 19; tail fin with straight edge; pored lateral-line scales 80-91.
Olive green to bluish grey with silvery sides, a broad yellow stripe in front of eye; a large dark area above pectoral fin axil.
Size: grows to 50 cm.
Inhabits rock and sand bottoms.
Depth: 30-200 m.
Southern California to the Gulf of California to Peru; the Revillagigedos, Cocos, Malpelo and Galapagos.