Diplectrum rostrum

English: Bridled Sand Perch, Barsnout Sand Perch, Narrow Spur Sand Perch
Spanish: Serrano frenado

The Bridled Sand Perch has an elongated body with an overall tan coloration, white belly, and a series of characteristic markings that include a series of yellow lines through and under the eyes (as pictured below giving rise to it’s name), a yellow ring around the pupil of the eye, a large purple spot on the gill cover, five to seven faint dark bars on its sides, and two black spots at the top of the tail base.

It is a small, rare, deep water species.

The maximum length for this species is reported to be 26.4 cm (10.4 inches).

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