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  Common names: rock-bass (English), sand-bass (English), cabrilla (Espanol)
Paralabrax loro Walford, 1936

Parrot sand-bass,     Parrot rock-bass

Body moderately elongate, compressed, body depth 2.6- 2.8 in SL; head pointed; mouth large; preopercle finely serrated; 17 lower gill rakers; dorsal rays X, 13-14,  third spine greatly elevated, about three times longer than second; anal rays III, 6-8; pectoral short & square, 19 rays; lateral line scales 60.

Head with large orange spots and undulating lines; body and fins (except pectorals) covered with numerous brown and orange spots; ~ 7 dark bars on body; sometimes a row of 5-6 large brown blotches on lower side.

Size: grows to at least 60 cm.

Inhabits rocky reefs and adjacent sand patches.

Depth: 1-70 m?

NE Gulf of California to northern Peru.


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