Aulopus filamentosus

Aulopus filamentosus
Yellowfin Aulopus – Aulopus filamentosus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AulopidaeAulopus filamentosus(Bloch)1792Yellowfin Aulopus

Aulopus filamentosus

Unique Characters: Maxilla expanded posteriorly with 2 supramaxillae. Dorsal fin located on anterior 1/3 of body. Pelvic fin longer than pectoral fin with outer 4 rays having thickened epidermis. Elongate filament of dorsal fin. Fucral scales (small bony scutes) preceding caudal rays. Lateral line scales 48-53. Males with red, orange, and yellow markings on fins. Body with several saddles and lateral blotches.

Similar Species: None.

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