Parahollardia schmidti

Common Name

Striped Jambeau

Year Described

Woods, 1959


Dorsal Fin: VI, 15
Anal Fin: 13
Pectoral Fin: 13-14
Pelvic Fin: I, 1
Gill Rakers: 12-17 (first arch)

Jaw teeth in two rows (8-13/0-4 in upper, 12-19/1-3 in lower jaw). Dorsal fin origin anterior to gill slit. Scales with 4-5 needle-like denticles.


Body color pink, grading to white on the belly. Side with 3-4 broad yellowish stripes.


Maximum size to 6.9cm SL.


Found near the bottom at depths up to 320m.


Found around deep submarine banks in the western Caribbean Sea off Honduras and Nicaragua.


Matsuura, K. 2002. Triacanthidae (pp 1960-1962). In: Carpenter. 2002. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Vol. 3: Bony fishes part 2 (Opistognathidae to Molidae), sea turtles and sea mammals. FAO Species Identification Guides for Fisheries Purposes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5.

Tyler, J. C. 1966. A new species of triacanthodid Plectognath fish from the Caribbean, Hollardia meadi. Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 382: 1-8.

Woods, L. P. 1959. Parahollardia schmidti, a new triacanthodid fish from the western Caribbean. Copeia 1959 (no. 3): 222-225.