Diplospinus multistriatus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GempylidaeDiplospinus multistriatusMaul1948Striped Escolar

Diplospinus multistriatus

Unique Characters: Dorsal-fin elements more than 60. Distance from anus to anal-fin origin equal or greater than snout length. First dorsal fin with 30-36 spines; second dorsal fin with 35-44 rays, its base about half the length of first dorsal-fin base. Anal fin with 2 small free spines and 28-35 soft rays. Pelvic fins reduced to a minute spine in adults. A single lateral line, situated closer to ventral profile than dorsal profile posteriorly. Silvery with narrow dark dotted lines along body. Gill membranes jet-black.

Similar Species: None

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