Genyatremus pacifici (G√ľnther, 1864)
Carruco sargo
Genyatremus pacifici
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Plectorhinchinae
 Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru.
 Diagnosis:  Body compressed and deep (depth contained 2.3 to 2.7 times in standard length); mouth small and terminal with thick fleshy lips; dorsal fin with 11 spines and 13 or 14 soft rays (XI, 13-14) ; pectoral fins shorter than head, not reaching origin of anal fin; lateral line with 45 to 48 scales; scale series above lateral line parallel to it; body ash gray with 4 or 5 irregular transverse bars that fade with age; fins blackish (Ref. 55763).
 Biology:  Found over hard bottoms of shallow coastal waters (Ref. 9114). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9114).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.08.93
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.01.14
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.06.95

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