Diagnostic Description

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Silvery grey on back, pale below. Trunk with dotted oblique stripes along scale rows. Inside opercle black, visible externally. Spinous dorsal-fin margin dark. Mouth large, slightly oblique, lower jaw projecting. Upper jaw with a pair of large canine-like teeth at tip. Chin without barbels or pores. Snout with 2 marginal pores. Gas bladder with a pair of straight, horn-like anterior appendages. Soft dorsal fin unscaled except 2 or 3 rows of small scales along its base (Ref 51721).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24 - 29; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8 - 10
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Biology

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Found over mud and sand bottoms (Ref. 3702). Marketed mostly fresh (Ref. 3702).
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Susan M. Luna
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus
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