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Vulnerable (VU)

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  Common names: gurnard (English), searobin (English), cabro (Espanol), rubio (Espanol)
Prionotus miles Jenyns, 1840

Galapagos searobin,  Orange-throat searobin,  Orange-throat gurnard,  Galapagos gurnard

Head deep, with steep front profile, snout concave; wide between eyes; no projecting snout plates; no transverse groove across top of head behind eyes; center of radiation of bony ridges on cheek without a spine; teeth on jaws and roof of mouth simple; two separate dorsal fins, X + 10-12; pectoral fins relatively long, reaching to middle of anal fin, 13-14 rays, with 2-3 enlarged free rays at bottom of fin that are detached from main fin;  body with rough scales; rear flap of operculum with scales; nape scaled; lateral-line scales 75-80.

Generally grey brown upper, abruptly white belly, with orange stripe along junction; throat and gill region orange; outer three-fourths of first dorsal fin black; pectoral fin blackish with blue-white margin; tail fin with dark blotches, white margin.

Size: reaches 30 cm.

Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms in the vicinity of rocky reefs.

Depth: 20-30 m.

Galapagos Islands.


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