Espinas dorsales (total): 10; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 13-14; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 7 – 8. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Body and fins mostly red; sometimes with a blue streak under the eye. Young specimens are barred.
Adults inhabit inshore reef areas over hard bottoms. Generally solitary (Ref. 9313). Juveniles are sometimes encountered in shallow coastal waters and estuaries (Ref. 9313). Carnivorous, feed on invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 9313). Marketed fresh or frozen (Ref. 9313).
Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva