Selar crumenophthalmus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeSelar crumenophthalmus(Bloch)1793Bigeye Scad

Selar crumenophthalmus

Unique Characters: Posterior straight part of lateral line with enlarged hardened scutes. No enlarged scute-like scales in curved lateral line; dorsal accessory lateral line terminating before origin of dorsal fin. Scales obvious over most or all of body. Adults with pectoral fins relatively short, equal to or shorter than head length. Terminal ray of dorsal and anal fins close to penultimate ray and completely attached by fin membrane; shoulder girdle (cleithrum) margin with a deep furrow, a large papilla immediately above it and a smaller papilla near upper edge. Eye very large (diameter contained 2.7-3 times in head length), with a well-developed adipose eyelid completely covering eye except for a vertical slit centered on pupil.

Similar Species: None

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