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| Common names: silverside (English), pejerrey (Espanol) |
Membras gilberti (Jordan & Bollmann, 1890)
Slender, elongate, compressed; snout longer than eye; top of mouth strongly extendable; teeth well developed, in bands; 4 quadrangular sensory pits on top of snout; first dorsal V spines, origin well before origin of anal; anal 21-22 rays; anus well before anal fin (¼ distance between anal and pelvics), but behind tips of pelvics; pectoral reaches past origin of pelvic; pelvics reach ½ way to anus; dorsals and anal scaleless; 48-49 lateral scales; a large scale at base of pelvic fins
Greenish, sides and belly paler than back; scales dusted with brown dots; bluey-silver flank stripe with dark upper margin; tip of snout, between eyes and V-shaped area on head dark; a line of dots across top of operculum to base of pectoral; lining of operculum dark; fins all pale.
Size: 17 cm.
Habitat: coastal lagoons, schooling.
Depth: 0-10 m?
Gulf of California to northern Peru.