Check List 17(5): 1299-1303, doi: 10.15560/17.5.1299
Validating the presence of Spanish Flag, Gonioplectrus hispanus (Cuvier, 1828) (Perciformes, Serranidae), from the south-western Gulf of Mexico
expand article infoLuis Fernando Del Moral-Flores, Eduardo López-Segovia§, Viridiana R. Escartín-Alpizar§, María de Lourdes Jiménez-Badillo|
‡ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, Mexico§ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico| Universidad Veracruzana, Boca del Río, Mexico
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We report the presence of Gonioplectrus hispanus (Cuvier, 1828) in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Four specimens (198–224 mm standard length) were caught at two locations south of Veracruz. These records increases the number of species in the family Serranidae for Mexico to 113. We include morphometry and meristic data of our specimens.

Chernas, Epinephelinidae, grouper, range extension, species distribution