Etrumeus teres

Etrumeus teres
Round Herring – Etrumeus teres Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries, Pascagoula Lab
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
ClupeidaeEtrumeus teres(DeKay)1842Round Herring

Etrumeus teres

Unique Characters: W-shaped pelvic scute present. Other abdominal scutes absent. Body elongate, cylindrical; abdomen rounded. Premaxillae rectangular (not triangular) giving distinctive appearance to mouth.

Similar Species: None. All other clupeids with W-shaped pelvic scute absent. Pelvic scute (and most others) with lateral arms. Series of abdominal scutes present, often keeled.

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