IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: gregory (English), major (English), castañeta (Espanol), jaqueta (Espanol)
Stegastes flavilatus (Gill, 1862)

Beaubrummel gregory,     Beabrummel major

Body oval, compressed; 1 pair of nostrils; margin of preopercle serrated; margin of bone under eye serrated, without notch it and the bone before it; mouth small, protrusible; teeth in single row, long and close-set; lower gill rakers 11 (rarely 12); a single continuous dorsal fin, XII, 14 (rarely 15); anal rays II, 12; pectoral rays 22-23 (rarely 24); no projecting short spines at upper and lower base of tail fin; caudal fin bluntly forked; scales are moderately large and rough; body scaled, head largely scaled (snout scaled to nostrils), as are the basal parts of the median fins; lateral-line scales 20; lateral line incomplete, ends under end of dorsal fin base.

Light brown to grey-brown, with blackish scale outlines, head often with violaceous markings; taill fin, rear part of dorsal and anal fins, pelvic fins, and pectoral fins yellowish, although; juveniles  bright yellow with broad blue area on back and upper part of head, also has black ocellated spot at soft dorsal junction.

Size: attains 15 cm.

Inhabits rocky shores.

Depth: 1-38 m.

The central Gulf of California to northern Peru, also the Revillagigedos, Cocos and the Galapagos.   


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