IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: searobin (English), cabro (Espanol), rubio (Espanol), vaca (Espanol)
Prionotus stephanophrys Lockington, 1881

Blackfin searobin,     Lumptail searobin

Head moderately deep; wide between eyes; snout wide, slightly projecting snout plates; no transverse groove across top of head behind eyes;  mouth long, rear margin of jaw reaching slightly beyond level of front of eye; center of radiation of bony ridges on cheek without a spine; a smooth spine at end of preopercle; teeth on jaws and roof of mouth simple; two separate dorsal fins, X + 12; pectoral fin 13, relatively long, reaching below middle of second dorsal fin, 3 free rays relatively short; body scales rough; nape and rear flap of operculum with scales; lateral-line scales 50-55.

Grey brown, underside white; pectoral fins a strongly contrasted black; a black blotch on outer part of dorsal fin between fourth and fifth spines; second dorsal and caudal fin with rows of blackish spots.

Size: attains at least 43 cm.

Inhabits sand rubble bottoms.

Depth: 2-255 m.

Southern Baja California and the Gulf of California to Peru, and the Galapagos.   


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