Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeHemicaranx amblyrhynchus(Cuvier)1832Bluntnose Jack

Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus

Unique Characters: Posterior straight part of lateral line with enlarged hardened scutes. Scales obvious over most or all of body. Adults with pectoral fins relatively long and falcate, distinctly longer than head length. No black saddle on upper part of caudal peduncle. Scutes on straight part of lateral line 23-56, and relatively large (maximum height at least equal to pupil diameter); body slightly to moderately compressed and ventral profile not more convex than dorsal profile. Anal fin spines distinct and movable. No scutes in posterior part of lateral line point forward. Lobe of second dorsal fin distinctly longer than height of longest dorsal-fin spine. Lips of adults not papillose. Upper jaw with a single row of minute teeth. Upper caudal-fin lobe of adults longer than lower lobe; caudal fin without paired keels.

Similar Species: None

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