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| Common names: corvina (English), weakfish (English), corvina (Espanol) |
Cynoscion othonopterus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Gulf corvina, Gulf weakfish
Elongate, fusiform, compressed, oval cross-section; head long, pointed; mouth large, ends before end of eye, oblique, lower jaw projecting strongly; front of top jaws with 1 pair of large pointed canines; no barbels or pores on chin; 22-27 long gill rakers; margin of preopercle smooth; dorsal with long base, nol gap separating the two parts, IX-X + I, 23-27; anal II, 10-11; pectoral fins reaching past pelvic tip; rear margin of tail squarish to slightly concave; scales rough on body, smooth on head, 54-66 on lateral line, lateral line scales slightly smaller than adjacent scales, with small accessory scales;soft dorsal fin with a scaly sheath covering at least lower half of fin ; lateral line arched anteriorly and becoming straight near level of soft dorsal fin origin.
Color silvery, blue-grey above with dark dots on scales; tip of chin dusky; lining of opercle dusky; fins yellowish.
Size: reaches at least 70 cm.
Inhabits coastal seas.
Depth: 1-30 m.
The upper Gulf of California.