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| Common names: Garibaldi (English), damselfish (English), jaqueta (Espanol) |
Hypsypops rubicundus (Girard, 1854)
Garibaldi, Garibaldi's damselfish
Body deep, oval, compressed; forehead of adults with prominent hump; 1 pair of nostrils; bone under eye not fused to cheek, without notch over top lip; preopercle edge smooth, without scales on lower edge; mouth small, protrusible; teeth in single row, chisel-like; a single continuous dorsal fin, XII, 16-17; anal II,13-14; no projecting short spines at upper and lower base of tail fin; tail fin bluntly forked; scales are moderately large and rough; 19-20 scales on lateral line; body scaled, head largely scaled, as are the basal parts of the median fins; lateral line incomplete, ends under end of dorsal fin base.
Adult bright orange body and fins; eye green; juvenile bright orange with iridescent blue spots.
Size: 36 cm.
Habitat: rocky bottoms.
Depth: 1-30 m.
California to the mouth of the Gulf of California.