English : Xantic sargo
French : Sargo
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Haemulidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach 58 cm in maximum length. Fairly deep body with a rounded back. Thick lips, medium-sized eyes. Coloration dark silvery grey with dirty yellow tinge on lower back. Fins are dusky grey. Vertical black bar on middle of flanks.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Cortez Sea from central California (USA) to southern tip of Baja California peninsula (Mexico). Lives in coastal waters around rocky reefs and sandy bottoms, to 40 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fairly large range and remains common and adaptable but it is famous for sport-fishing. This activity needs to be monitored.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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