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Unique Characters: Body rounded and elongate, maximum depth 3 or more times in length. Body uniform or dark dorsally and lighter below, without spots. Pale brown or blue dorsally with a silvery underside. Peritoneum pale. Lateral-line scales 30-45, large. Scales on top of head extend only to front of pupil.
Spotted Driftfish Ariomma regulus. Body somewhat compressed and deep, maximum depth about 2.5 times in length. Body with spots.
Brown Driftfish Ariomma melanum. Body rounded and elongate, maximum depth 3 or more times in length. Body uniform or dark dorsally and lighter below, without spots. Uniformly dark brown to blackish. Peritoneum dark. Lateral-line scales 50-65, small. Scales on top of head extend to front of eye.