Gempylus serpens

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GempylidaeGempylus serpensCuvier1829Snake Mackerel

Gempylus serpens

Unique Characters: Dorsal-fin elements, including finlets, less than 55. Distance from anus to anal-fin origin much shorter than snout length, about equal to eye diameter. Caudal peduncle without keels. Dorsal-fin spines 26-32. Lateral line bifurcated. Skin moderately smooth, scales small, not interspersed with spinous bony tubercles. No midventral keel on belly. 5-7 finlets behind both dorsal and anal fins. Body depth 15-8 in standard length.

Similar Species: None

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