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| Common names: weakfish (English), corvina (English), corvina (Espanol) |
Cynoscion squamipinnis (Günther, 1867)
Scalyfin corvina, Scale-fin weakfish, Yellow-mouth weakfish
Elongate, fusiform, compressed, oval cross-section; head conical; mouth strongly oblique, ends after eye, lower jaw very prominent; front of top jaws with 1 pair of large pointed canines; no pores or barbels on chin; 12-16 gill rakers; margin of preopercle smooth; dorsal with long base, no gap separating the two parts, VII-VIII + I, 21-23; anal II, 9; pectoral fins reach beyond tips of depressed pelvic fins; tail fin angular, the middle rays longest; scales rough on body, smooth on head; inner ¾ of membranes of soft dorsal and anal fin covered with small scales; 51-61 scales on lateral line, these larger than adjacent rows and with small accessory scales.
Color silvery, greyish on upper back; tip of lower jaw dusky; inside of mouth yellow orange; pectoral axil dark; dorsal and anal fins dusky; tip of tail fin blackish.
Grows to a maximum size of 64 cm.
Inhabits coastal seas, common in shallow areas but not in estuaries.
Depth: 1-30 m.
Southern Baja to northern Peru.