|Western Bluntnose Flyingfish
Unique Characters: Head broad and very blunt. Pectoral fin bicolored, dark toward tip and paler toward the base. Origin of anal fin 3 soft rays or more behind origin of dorsal fin. Pectoral fins very long, reaching beyond anal-fin base to or almost to caudal-fin base. Pectoral branch of lateral line absent. Pelvic fins long, reaching well beyond anal-fin origin, inserted nearer to anal-fin origin than pectoral-fin insertion. Dorsal fin 2-5 soft rays more than anal fin. First 2 pectoral-fin rays unbranched. Juveniles not barbeled.
Similar Species: None.