Hypoplectrus chlorurus

Common Name

Yellowtail Hamlet

Year Described

Cuvier, 1828


Dorsal Fin: X, 14-15
Anal Fin: III, 7
Pectoral Fin: 13-14
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Lateral Line: 48-53
Gill Rakers: 6-8 (upper), 12-13 (lower) on first arch, 18-21 total


Body and fins dark brown, often with a bluish cast. A series of blue lines on face variably expressed or absent. Caudal fin and pectoral fin rays bright yellow.


McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm. 2005. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 2: Scorpaeniformes to Tetraodontiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. i-viii +1-1004.