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| Common names: midshipman (English), sapo (Espanol), pez-fraile (Espanol) |
Porichthys greenei Gilbert & Starks, 1904
Shorthead midshipman, Greene's midshipman, Grumpy midshipman
Eye small; teeth like canines; 1 solid spine on opercle; no subopercular spines; 7 (7-8) rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; first dorsal fin 2 solid spines, separate from second dorsal fin; second dorsal 35-39 rays; anal rays 35 (33-37); pectoral round, 14-17 rays; 10 tail rays; dorsal and anal fins broadly joined to tail; no scales; 4 lateral lines on body with light organs; lower lateral line ends ~ 12 pores behind same line of light organs .
5 (4-6) dark saddles on back; dorsal, anal and tail fins clear, no dark borders or spots.
Size: 8.5 cm.
Habitat: sandy and muddy bottoms.
Depth: 5-30 m.
Southern Mexico to Colombia.