Prolatilus is a monotypic genus of percomorph fish from the family Pinguipedidae. The only species in the genus, Prolatilus jugularis, the Pacific sandperch, is found in the south eastern Pacific of the coast of Peru and Chile. It occurs over rocky and sandy bottoms and feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes and small fish.[2] This species is considered to be good quality food fish and is commercially exploited.[3]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Trachiniformes
Family: Pinguipedidae
Genus: Prolatilus
Gill, 1865
P. jugularis
Binomial name
Prolatilus jugularis
  • Latilus jugularis Valenciennes, 1833
  • Parapercis chilensis Norman, 1937
  • Porteridia chilensis (Norman, 1937)


  1. ^ Nicolas Bailly, ed. (2014). "Prolatilus Gill, 1865". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Prolatilus jugularis" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Ierecê L. Rosa & Ricardo S. Rosa (1997). "Systematic revision of the South American species of Pinguipedidae (Teleostei, Trachinoidei)". Revista Brasileira de Zoologia. 14 (4): 845–865.