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Lonchopisthus
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Lonchopisthus sinuscalifornicus
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Lonchopisthus sinuscalifornicus

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Lonchopisthus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • c: very long, pointed
  • top jaw - rear hook
LONCHOPISTHUS

JAWFISHES

Elongate, compressed, tapering body; large bulbous head, eye large, high on side of head; mouth at front, large, extends to rear of eye; top jaw with blunt notch or hook on underside at rear; lateral line on front half of body only, high; tail much longer than head, sharply pointed.

A neotropical genus with 5 species; the single representative in the eastern Pacific is endemic to our area.


References
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  • Castro-Aguirre , J.L. and Villavicencio-Garayzar, C., 1988., Una nueva especie de Lonchopisthus (Pisces: Perciformes: Opistognathidae) del Golfo de California, Mexico., Anales de la Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas de Mexico, 32(1-4):109-115.
  • 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.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Pérez-Mellado, J., Findley, LL. F., 1985., Evaluación de la ictiofauna acompañante del camarón capturado en las costas de Sonora y norte de Sinaloa, México. In Yáñez-Arancibia, A. (Ed.) Recursos pesqueros potenciales de México: La pesca acompañante del camarón., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Cap. 5:201-254.
  • Smith-Vaniz, W. F., 1997., Five new species of jawfishes (Opistognathus: Opistognathidae) from the Western Atlantic Ocean., Bull. Mar. Sci., 60:1074-1128.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.

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