IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

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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.


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