Lampris guttatus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LampridaeLampris guttatus(Brùˆnnich)1788Opha

Lampris guttatus

Unique Characters: A large, deep, compressed and oval-shaped fish. Dorsal and anal fins long and single, both retractable into deep grooves, the first with a high anterior lobe. Pectoral fins long and sickle-shaped, placed high on sides. Color: back steel blue to bottle green, upper sides bluish or greenish with reflections of purple and gold, lower sides and belly rose-red; entire body covered with small round silvery spots; jaws and fins bright scarlet.

Similar Species: None.

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