IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: tilefish (English), blanquillo (Espanol)
Caulolatilus hubbsi Dooley, 1978

Enigmatic tilefish,     Hubb's tilefish

Body robust, quadrangular, relatively deep (~ 27% of SL); mouth large (reaches to under center of pupil), with thick fleshy lips; fleshy ridge along midline before dorsal fin; operculum with a short, blunt spine; preoperculum serrated; dorsal VIII-X (usually IX), 23-27 (usually 26); anal II, 23-26; pectoral 18-19; tail bluntly straight to slightly concave; 107 (100-110) lateral line scales; scales extend on head to above front edge of eye.

Light bluey grey, with yellowish tail; inside of pectoral dark.

Size: 39 cm.

Habitat: sand and rubble bottoms.

Depth: 20-40 m.

The Gulf of California to Peru, the Galapagos.   


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