Local common name:
Serranidae [Sea bases: Groupers & Fairy basslets]
19.7 cm [max to 21 cm SL]
10 to 80 m
Soft silty sand or mud bottoms. Feeds on small fishes & crustaceans.
Low to mid price of economical value.
6 darker brown bars across(5 on body & 1 on nape) Body pale brown or grayish-brown & sometimes with scattered pale spots. Jaws & ventral parts of the head sometimes pale reddish-brown. Dark spots are found on the round tail & soft dorsal. It's a small species with max size of 21 cm SL.
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