Oligoplites saurus

Oligoplites saurus
Leatherjacket – Oligoplites saurus

Oligoplites saurus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeOligoplites saurus(Bloch and Schneider)1801Leatherjack

Unique Characters: Posterior straight part of lateral line without scutes. Pectoral fins shorter than head length. Body scales needle-like. Upper jaw not protractile. Posterior 11-15 dorsal and anal-fin rays consisting of semi-detached finlets.

Similar Species: None

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