IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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  Common names: major (English), gregory (English), jaqueta (Espanol), castañeta (Espanol)
Stegastes baldwini Allen & Woods, 1980

Clipperton gregory,      Baldwin's major

Body oval, compressed; 1 pair of nostrils; margin of preopercle serrated; margin of bone under eye serrated, without notch it and the bone before it; mouth small, protrusible; teeth in single row, long and close-set;  lower gill rakers 12-13; a single continuous dorsal fin, XII, 15 (rarely 16); anal rays II, 13; pectoral rays 21 (rarely 22); adult  males without microscopic papilla on outer half of pectoral fin; no projecting short spines at upper and lower base of tail fin; caudal fin bluntly forked; scales are moderately large and rough; body scaled, head largely scaled (snout scaled to nostrils), as are the basal parts of the median fins; lateral-line scales 20 (rarely 21); lateral line incomplete, ends under end of dorsal fin base.

Dark brown with darker scale outlines; paling to yellow front of head; yellow lips and blue iris; a broad white band on caudal peduncle. Juvenile  black; tail with white base and clear fin. 

Maximum length to 13 cm.

Habitat: coral reefs.

Abundant in shallow (0-30 m) water. But extends down to 100 m.

Known only from Clipperton Island.


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