Pareques lanfeari (Barton, 1947)
Royal highhat
Pareques lanfeari
photo by Jimenez Prado, P.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 60 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Ecuador to Peru.
Diagnosis:  Body elongate, moderately compressed, and deep, with a strongly arched dorsal profile; snout prominent; mouth small and inferior; lower jaw enclosed by upper; chin with 5 pores but without barbels; edge of preopercle slightly serrate; lower branch of first gill arch with 4 to 5 gill rakers; second dorsal fin very long, with 35 to 38 soft rays; body uniformly brown to dark gray; flanks with 4 very distinct longitudinal stripes; pelvic fins dark; other fins dark edged (Ref. 55763).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky areas (Ref. 9118). Feeds on the epifauna of the substrate (Ref. 9118). Occasionally in local markets (Ref. 9118).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 February 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.07.95
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 26.10.07

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