Uraspis secunda

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeUraspis secunda(Poey)1860Cottonmouth Jack

Uraspis secunda

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. Tongue, roof, and floor of mouth white, the rest dark. Anal-fin spines reduced or absent. Some scutes in posterior part of lateral line typically point forward.

Similar Species: None

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