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Common names: weakfish (English), corvina (Espanol)
Cynoscion praedatorius (Jordan & Gilbert, 1889)
Elongate, fusiform, compressed, oval cross-section; head deep, long (~ 27% of SL); ridge down front of snout; mouth strongly oblique, lower jaw very prominent; front of top jaws with 1 pair of large pointed canines; no barbels or pores on chin; 9 lower gill rakers; margin of preopercle smooth; dorsal with long base, a small gap separating the two parts, IX-X + I, 18-21; anal II, 9; pectoral fins slightly longer than pelvics; rear margin of tail with blunt point; all scales smooth, small, 60-65 scales on lateral line, these larger than adjacent rows and with small accessory scales; soft dorsal and anal fins entirely scaly.
Blue-grey above, silvery with orange-yellow tint below; spiny dorsal clear; soft dorsal and anal grey, with orange tint; tail dark grey; pelvics pale grey; pectorals orange grey upper 1/3, grey with orange tint below; iris with orange tint; inside mouth orange-yellow; tip of lower jaw dark.
Size: 120 cm.
Habitat: coastal, marine.
Depth: 5-50 m.
Costa Rica to Ecuador