Alectis ciliaris

Alectis ciliaris
African Pompano – Alectis ciliaris

Alectis ciliaris

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeAlectis ciliaris(Bloch)1787African Pompano

Unique Characters: Posterior straight part of lateral line with enlarged hardened scutes. Body superficially naked, scales minute and embedded where present (except some scales in posterior part of straight lateral line consisting of weak to moderate scutes). Adults with pelvic fins relatively long, longer than upper jaw length. Dorsal profile of head in front of eyes broadly rounded; in juveniles, anterior dorsal-fin spines not elongate.

Similar Species: None

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