Paralabrax auroguttatus Walford, 1936
Goldspotted sand bass
Paralabrax auroguttatus
photo by Lavan, J.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  71 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,720.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 107 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico and the Gulf of California.
Biology:  Found on rocky bottoms, between 40 and 107 m depth. An important game fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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