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Unique Characters: Body rounded and elongate, maximum depth 3 or more times in length. Pale brown or blue dorsally with a silvery underside. Peritoneum pale. Body without spots. Scales on top of head extend only to front of pupil. Lateral-line scales 30-45, large.
Spotted Driftfish Ariomma regulus. Body with blotches and spots. First dorsal fin, pelvic fins, and opercle blackish.
Brown Driftfish Ariomma melanum. Body rounded and elongate, maximum depth 3 or more times in length. Body uniformly dark brown to blackish, no spots. Peritoneum dark. Lateral-line scales 50-65, small. Scales on top of head extend to front of eye.