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Porkfish

Anisotremus virginicus

Description:

Photo take at -45 ft on a coral reef Body deep, compressed, its depth 42 to 50% of standard length.Two pores and a median groove on chin; jaws with a row of closely set conical teeth and smaller teeth inside; preopercle finely serrate;gill rakers short, 13 to 15 on lower limb of first arch. Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 16 or 17 soft rays, the soft portion of fin with a convex margin; anal fin with 3 spines and 9 to 11 soft rays; soft portions of dorsal and anal fins with scales on basal part of interradial membranes.Pored lateral-line scales 56 to 60;10 or 11 rows of scales in a nearly vertical line between base of first dorsal-fin spine and lateral line. A diagonal black band from corner of mouth through eye to nape;a black band behind head; body posterior to band with alternating stripes of silvery blue and yellow. Head and fins yellow

Habitat:

Inhabits coral reefs and hard bottom habitats from the shore to at least 50 m. Feeds on molluscs, echinoderms, annelids, and crustaceans, from Florida all the Caribbean sea, Central America to the north of Brazi

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4 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Nuwan :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Beautiful !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Dec 16, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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