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| Common names: bass (English), serrano (Espanol), doncella (Espanol) |
Pronotogrammus multifasciatus Gill, 1863
Threadfin bass, Speckled bass
Body elongate, strongly compressed; head short, strongly compressed; eye moderate; mouth moderately oblique, lower jaw projecting, top jaw bone without additional bone above; a patch of granular teeth on tongue; preoperculum with rear margin serrated; 37-42 rakers on first gill arch; dorsal fin X-XI + 14-15, no elongate spines; anal III, 7-8; pectoral 18-20 rays, not reaching to origin of anal fin; pelvics - 2nd ray very long, reaching past anal spines; tail forked, with angular tips; 45-56 scales on lateral line; 2-3 scale rows between lateral line and 5th dorsal spine; head and jaws completely scaled.
Head and body red-pink; upper body with yellow mottling and ~ 20 thin irregular yellow bars; yellow stripe under eye to tip of top jaw, short yellow stripes behind eye; membranes of tail and fins yellow.
Size: 26 cm.
Habitat: demersal, probably on rock, sand and shell bottoms.
Depth: 40-300 m.
From California to the mouth of the Gulf of California to northern Peru, and the Revillagigedos, Galapagos, Malpelo and Cocos.