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Microspathodon dorsalis
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Microspathodon dorsalis

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Microspathodon dorsalis
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Microspathodon dorsalis
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Microspathodon dorsalis

Microspathodon dorsalis
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Microspathodon dorsalis
Microspathodon dorsalis
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Microspathodon dorsalis

Microspathodon bairdii
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Microspathodon bairdii
Microspathodon bairdii
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Microspathodon bairdii

Microspathodon
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Microspathodon
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Overview
Main identification features
  • body deep, thick
  • top teeth flexible, form brush
  • bone under front of eye deep, with notch
  • preopercle margin smooth
MICROSPATHODON

DAMSELFISHES

Body deep, thick; preorbital bone (before & under front of eye) very broad, deep, with pronounced notch over top jaw; margins of preopercle and suborbital bone under rear of eye smooth scaled; upper jaw teeth flexible, forming a brush; XII dorsal fin spines; 20-23 lateral scales.

This genus has 4 species in the eastern Pacific and Atlantic; 2 are endemic to our region.


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