Depth considerably less than one-third of the length: denticulations of the preopercle very much developed: a conspicuous black spot on each side of the tail.
L. Cornubius, Gmel. Linn. torn. i. part iii. p. 1297. Don. Brit. Fish. vol. iii. pl. 72. Turt. Brit. Faun. p. 99. Goldsinny, Ray, Sun. Pise. p. 163. fig. 3. Penn. Brit. Zool. vol. iii. p. 251. pl. 47.
* I.inn. Trans, vol. xiv. p. 80.
From four to four inches and a half.
(Form). Very similar to the last species, but much smaller, and slightly more elongated: depth contained nearly three times and a half in the entire length: thickness twice and a half in the depth: head one-fourth of the whole length: jaws and teeth similar, but the latter not so numerous in the upper jaw, only eight or ten, with no secondary row behind; those below in about the same number: denticu-lations of the preopercle longer and more conspicuous: all the other characters, including lateral line, form and relative position of the fins, number of fin-rays, etc. exactly the same in the two species.
B. 5; D. 16/9; A. 3/10; C. 13, and 2 short; P. 14; V. 1/5.
(Colours). Somewhat similar to those of the last species, but in general much paler: a conspicuous dusky spot on each side of the tail, near the commencement of the caudal, and immediatelv below the lateral line: dorsal fin variegated with fuscous bands.
First observed by Mr. Jago on the coast of Cornwall, and communicated by him to Ray. Obtained since from the same locality by Donovan and Mr. Couch. Has been also found in Devonshire by Montagu. The specimens which furnished the above description were procured at Weymouth. Obs. This species is erroneously considered by Fleming as a mere variety of the last.