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Stromateus stellatus
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Stromateus stellatus
Peprilus
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Peprilus

Peprilus medius
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Peprilus medius
Peprilus snyderi
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Peprilus snyderi

Peprilus simillimus
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Peprilus simillimus
Stromateidae
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Stromateidae
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Overview
Main identification features
  • eye with fatty ring
  • body deep compressed
  • 1d; dorsal and anal finslong bases
  • small mouth; head many pores
  • no pelvics
  • tail fin forked
FAMILY STROMATEIDAE

HARVESTFISHES, BUTTERFISHES

Stromateids are distictive fishes with a relatively deep body; a small mouth; a fatly ring around the eye; long-based dorsal and anal fins each usually with more than 30 rays; a deeply forked tail; small smooth, easily dislodged scales; and no pelvic fins.

They frequent continental shorelines of North and South America, West Africa, and southern Asia. The family contains about 13 species in three genera; three species (all endemics) in two genera occur in our region. These fishes are good eating and often seen in fish markets throughout the region. The family was reviewed by Haedrich (1967).


References
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