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Aulopus bajacali
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Aulopus bajacali


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Aulopus bajacali
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Aulopus bajacali

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Main identification features
  • snout long, conical;mouth large
  • eye eliptical
  • 1st dorsal fin high; 2nd dorsal fin = skin flap
  • 2 extra bones above rear of top jaw
  • scales - head and body,
  • tail fin forked, base with bony scales


Body slender and cylindrical; head robust, with pointed snout; mouth large, at front, ends under eye, with two supramaxilla bones above rear part of maxilla; teeth on jaws, tongue and roof of mouth; eyes large, horizontally eliptical with circular pupils; fins without spines; first dorsal fin high, its origin over or a little behind pelvic origin, with 14-22 rays; second dorsal fin a flap of skin with a short base; pelvics on thorax, their origin behind base of pectorals; pectorals on mid-side, 11-14 rays; anal fin 9-13 rays, originates on rear ½ of body; tail fin strongly forked; scales on most of head and body; base of tail fin with bony scales.

A tropical to subtropical family found in the Atlantic and Pacific, with one genus containing about 10 species.

  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Parin, Kotlyar., 1984., A new species of the family Aulopidae (Myctophiformes, Osteichthyes) from the east Pacific., Zool. Zh., 63:1435-1437.
  • Thompson, B.A., 1998., Redescription of Aulopus bajacali Parin & Kotlyar, 1984, comments on its relationships and new distribution records., Ichthyological Research, 45:43-51.


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