Parahollardia lineata

Common Name


Year Described

Longley, 1935


Dorsal Fin: VI-VII, 15-17
Anal Fin: 15-17
Pectoral Fin: 12-14
Pelvic Fin: I, 1
Gill Rakers: 12-17 (first arch)

Jaw teeth in two rows (4-8/1-5 in upper, 5-9/0-2 in lower jaw). Dorsal fin origin anterior to gill slit. Scales with 4-7 needle-like denticles.


Body pale pink to yellowish, with 6-7 yellow to golden stripes on the side. Dorsal-most stripe broken up into separate dashes and spots. Fins whitish with yellow stripes.


Maximum size to 20cm SL.


Found near the bottom from 119-396m.


Continental waters from Virginia to the Yucatan Peninsula.


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