Diplectrum euryplectrum Jordan & Bollman, 1890
Bighead sand perch
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru; including the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Body elongate, not very deep, and little compressed, its depth contained 3.2 to 3.8 times in standard length; caudal peduncle very thick; preopercular angle with a broad "spur" consisting of 6 to 12 large spines; first gill arch with 21 to 27 gill rakers; anal rays 8; body grayish brown; flanks with indistinct dark, double, vertical bars; snout and cheeks with yellow stripes; soft dorsal fin with a dark band along its base (Ref. 55763).
Biology:  Inhabits sand or muddy-sand bottoms. Probably too small in size to be of commercial importance.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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