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Unique Characters: Snout conical, scaleless, projecting well beyond lower jaw. Mouth inferior; a small gular plate present between arms of lower jaw, small and often overlooked. Snout tip blackish. Gill rakers rudimentary, consisting of small patches of minute, villiform teeth. All fins without spines. Anal fin falcate, with 7-9 soft rays, located well behind dorsal fin. Caudal fin deeply forked, upper and lower lobes equal. Scales moderate in size, about 60-90 along lateral line. Bluish green dorsally, often with several faint saddles of slightly darker color; silvery on sides, with several faint, narrow, longitudinal lines; belly white.
Similar Species: None