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  • body depth < 40 % SL
    no spots
    17-25 large pores under front D
    D & A front short, angular
    Peprilus burti, Gulf Butterfish
    top teeth 3-points
    Gulf Mexico
  • body depth 57-88% SL
    no spots
    no large pores under front D
    D & A: front long & curved
    D lobe long
    A lobe short
    Peprilus paru, Harvestfish, Harvestfish Butterfish
    top teeth single point
    pectoral pale
  • body depth 33-37% SL
    often dark spots
    17-25 large pores under front D
    D & A front short, angular
    top teeth 3-points
    Atlantic
  • body depth 58-72% SL
    forehead-nape dark
    no large pores under front D
    D & A: front long & curved
    D lobe relatively short
    A lobe relatively long
    Peprilus xanthurus, Dark-capped Harvestfish, Dark-capped Butterfish
    top teeth 1-3 points
    pectoral dark