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| Common names: sand-bass (English), comotillo (Espanol), mancha (Espanol), cabrilla (Espanol) |
Paralabrax albomaculatus (Jenyns, 1840)
White-spotted sandbass, Camotillo sand-bass
Body elongate, compressed, body depth 2.6 in SL; head pointed; mouth large; preopercle finely serrated; dorsal rays X, 14, third spine greatly elevated, about three times longer than second; anal rays III, 7; pectoral rays 16-17; midlateral scale rows about 96.
Light brown on upper two-thirds, white below; about 6-10 large white blotches on upper half of side, and smaller, irregular dark brown spots in surrounding areas, sometimes a whitish line from upper corner of operculum to middle of base of tail fin; tail fin white basally with dark brown bar across middle portion and broad yellowish rear margin.
Size: grows to at least 52 cm.
Inhabits rocky reefs and nearby sand patches.
Depth: 10-75 m.