Chriolepis tagus Ginsburg 1953

 

IDENTIFICATION

Head Pores - No head pores

Scales - no scales remaning on type; scale pockets indicate scales extend to under posterior of D1; basicaudal scales present (one was recorded by Ginsburg for the type)

Fins - D1 - VII, none elongate(?); D2 - 12; pectoral - 19; anal - 12 [counts baces on holotype - the only specimen known]

Head - Maxilla reaching to under anterior edge of pupil; tongue deepley indented

Papillae - A transverse pattern with row 5i anterior to row b and no vertical rows extending below the level of row d

Color - Perhaps a narrow banded color pattern; clusters of a few small chromatophores remaining on sides of body and caudal peduncle would seem to indicate the former presence of approximately 5-6 bands on the body, more or less in the position as seen in C. depressus. (Findley 1983)

Distribution - Islas Galapagos, Galapagos Archipeligo, Ecuador (Findley 83)

Habitat - sand shell bottom; 10-18 fathams dredged

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