Coryphaena equiselis

Coryphaena equiselis
Pompano Dolphin – Coryphaena equiselis
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeCoryphaena equiselisLinnaeus1758Pompano Dolphinfish

Coryphaena equiselis

Unique Characters: Greatest body depth in adults more than 25% of standard length. Pectoral fins of adults about half length of head. Dorsal-fin rays 52-59. Tooth patch on tongue broad and square. Anal fin margin relatively straight.

Similar Species: Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus. Greatest body depth in adults less than 25% of standard length. Pectoral fins of adults more than half length of head. Dorsal-fin rays 58-66. Tooth patch on tongue small and oval. Anal fin margin falcate.

Coryphaena hippurus
Common Dolphin – Coryphaena hippurus Juvenile
Coryphaena Anal Fin Comparison
Coryphaena Anal Fin Comparison

Gallery