Hypoplectrus guttavarius

Common Name

Shy Hamlet

Year Described

Poey, 1852


Dorsal Fin: X
Anal Fin: III, 7
Pectoral Fin:
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Lateral Line: 48-53
Gill Rakers:


Body brilliant golden yellow to dirty yellow-brown anteriorly and ventrally with a broad area of black to dark brown covering the entire rear part of the body. The dark area often has a blue wash. The fins are bright yellow and contrast with the dark rear body. The snout has a black blotch bordered by bright blue lines and sometimes a few other blue spots.